Winter is the time many trout anglers spend tying flies for next season. Stocking up on flies during the off-season ensures more time can be spent on the water, during the fishing season.

There are literally thousands of patterns of flies that can be used for trout, but there are a few patterns that have a long track record of consistently taking fish. Here are 10 flies that you should be tying this winter.

Of course you will probably want to tie many other patterns this winter, but with these 10 flies in your box, you will be prepared to catch fish under a wide range of conditions next season.

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