Favorite Fly Patterns for Iowa
Of course I use a lot of classic patterns that are common everywhere. Old favorites like the Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear and Elk hair caddis are always in my box when I fish for trout. And I love classic deer hair poppers and the Clouser deep Minnow for bass.
Here, however, I've chosen to feature a few of my favorites that are a little "off the wall" or are particularly beloved for their unusual effectiveness in Iowa waters. For the classics you can find instructions anywhere.