There are a few reasons why purple fly patterns are effective during spring runoff. First, purple is a highly visible color that can stand out even in murky water. As sediment and debris are swept downstream, fish may rely more on their sense of sight to locate food, and a bright purple fly can be just what they need to catch their attention.
Spring is a great time to go fly fishing, especially for trout that are feeding on mayflies. Mayflies are abundant during the spring season and are a favorite food source of trout. They are found in almost every freshwater system, and there are over 600 species of mayflies in North America alone.Continue reading