The Winter Brown is a traditional North Country pattern. It is an impressionistic pattern fished successfully during hatches of small stonefly which some texts claim it is meant to represent. Traditionally fished for trout and grayling the Winter Brown will work for species like roach, rudd and dace in Europe. This impressionistic pattern may also represent other aquatic life including in the spring time, the young alvae that hide at the river bed.
How to fish:
Traditionally fished ‘upstream and across’ like the other spider patterns, or on the swing, and dead drift. The fly can be fished on its own or as part of a team.