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Keys To The Winter Baetis hatch

Trout with a fly in it's mouth

It goes on all winter, whether we are there or not.

It probably seems kind of funny, with all the ice and snow in my front yard here in Steelheadville, that I am banging out an article about dry flies and trout. It is probably below zero on the Missouri, blowing twenty on the Deschutes, and shoreline ice on the Yakima.

A trout with a fly in its mouth

RIO Perception Line

The revolutionary InTouch RIO Perception floating trout line helps anglers connect with more fish than ever before. Built with ultra-low stretch ConnectCore Technology,

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Bugs floating on water

Bug Float

A very popular long lasting silicone gel fly floatant designed by Dave Whitlock. Just squeeze a drop onto your forefinger and liquefy by rubbing against your thumb.

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Fluoroflex Plus Tippet

Fluoroflex Plus Tippet

This exceptional leader and tippet material is made from 100% fluorocarbon (PVDF). Fluoroflex™ Plus is the strongest, thinnest fluorocarbon on the market with an incredible strength

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Winter Baetis Equalizer Kit

These are the flies you will need to succeed when fishing the Baetis hatch on rivers west of the Rockies during the winter months. 15 flies in all, contained in a single compartment, snap lid, reusable plastic box.

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