As the weather gets colder, people around the world stay indoors more and more. However, any good fisherman knows that fish don’t go home for the holidays. In fact, with the migration of winged insects around the fall times, fly fishing only gets better with the cold weather. There are hundreds of lures to choose from for the fall but if you want the biggest and best catches you’ll want to pack your arsenal with the best flies offered. Below are some of the most exceptional lures that will get you the best fish this fall, and as an added bonus they are all under two dollars. Wherever you fish this fall if you pack these lures in your arsenal you are sure to catch some fish. With a good variety and many options available you won’t have to look any further then these flies.
Tungsten Zebra Midge
Midges do especially well in the colder months of fall, and getting the pattern right makes all the difference. The tungsten head of this zebra midge makes it fall faster and deeper making it effective in the cold currents of fall. This is definitely a must have in your arsenal any time of the year but will be invaluable in the fall.
Copper John Nymph
The Copper John Nymph is quickly becoming one of the best flies on the market, and for good reason. This balanced fly can be used as a nymph or a dropper and comes in many sizes and colors that attract even the most careful fish. With mayflies being prevalent in the fall it only makes this nymph more effective during this season.
Mayfly season means imitator flies do exceedingly well, and the parachute adams is no exception. With a look no fish can resist this fly exceeds as a mayfly or even as a searching or attractor fly. This is one of the most versatile dry flies out there and having a couple varieties of this fly is a must have for the fall.
Mayflies aren’t the only bugs roaming the fall waters and stoneflies are just as good bait. The convincing design of this nymph fly makes it irresistible to even the biggest and smartest fish. With the rapids often found in fall weather this fly still holds its own. The dark color makes this fly stand out even in dirty fall rapids.
If you’re looking for a visible, high floating dry attractor fly for fall you can’t go wrong with the crystal stimulator. Its buggy appearance and movement make it perfect for fall waters and bugs, not to mention the elk hair makes this fly float in even the roughest fall waters.
With the fall comes dying bugs as well and the sow bug imitates these perfectly. With many colors available this small but effective fly is great for use in the fall. No fish can resist the allure of this fly and it is excellent to imitate dying sow bugs in the fall vegetation.
Elk Hair Caddis
Caddis are excellent for the rough fall waters. The elk hair allows these flies to soar over the rough and muddy waves and be seen by any passing fish. An excellent bait for bass and trout this fly will lure you the biggest and baddest fish in the fall rivers.