The leaves are changing and the temps are dropping which means winter is right around the corner. This is the time of year when the big fish come out to play and we have a handful of patterns that are sure to get the job done for you this fall. So break out the puffy coat and sharpen your scissors because this is going to be one to remember!
Perch minnows make up a huge portion of the food base and the trout love em. There are also tons of sucker, carp, and chub minnows so tying these is some lighter color variation is also a solid option.
Leeches are another huge source of food and tying them in browns and olives always produces some nice fish. Whites and tans are other great options as they will imitate your smaller bait fish.
Simple to tie and effective is how we like our flies. The SRF bugger is a great all around attractor pattern that you can tie in a wide variety of colors and tie them fast. This has been a go to swing bug for us the last couple years.