● Usually during the first warm days of March, I get motivated to hit the garage and start reorganizing the dozens of tackle trays and fly boxes for the pending season. I always end up adding new lures and bugs acquired over the winter to the mix, but most of the task is about taking inventory of old standbys to see what needs replenishing. These 25 baits and flies are the ones you can bet I'll have ready to rig come April.
Yo-Zuri Pins Minnow
This tiny stickbait packs a big punch on small pocket-water streams where wild browns and brookies lurk.
The Hendrickson hatch is one of the first major bug events on the East Coast. Never leave home without some in late April and early May.
From trophy browns in dark holes to smallies on muddy banks, the slashing action of the X-Rap turns heads in chilly spring water.