I have a handful of nymphs that are always tied to the end of my tippet, no matter where I'm fishing. Some of the patterns are general attractors that mimic a number of different aquatic insects, while others are more specific. With so many different patterns and variations of old classics on the market, it's easy to get overwhelmed with "pattern overload". Here are my top five "go-to" flies.
What are some of your confidence flies?