Great Winter Fly- Bloody Prince

Click here for instructional video on tying the Bloody Prince

Here is one of my bread and butter patterns for winter fishing. I’m not sure why this fly attracts fish so well, but it does. It is a simple Prince Nymph variation that is quick to tie, and straight up catches fish! It the last week and a half I have been fishing three times, and the only other pattern that rivaled the catch rate of the Bloody was the Rainbow Warrior, which is another awesome fly in the Winter. Its been cold as of late, so of course midge larva are about the only critters I’m finding in stomachs, but trout still have a hard time letting this fly pass by. Take my word for it, you won’t be disappointed!

Also, leave us a comment telling what your favorite Winter patterns are!

Hook: Dai-riki 135 sizes 14-18
Thread: Red 8/0
Bead: Gold Tungsten
Tail: Black Biots
Rib: Red BR wire
Body: Black superfine dubbing
Wings: White biots

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