Winter trout fishing...

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Winter trout fishing...

Post by Eperous » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:27 am

... whose doing it? :?:

Slowed down slightly by surgery, plus the weather/river conditions AND when the wife allows it... I still try to get out drifting a few of my favorite winter flies... either a small red-butt black Conehead Woolly Bugger:

FYI: ... d+red+butt

... and often a Pink Squirrel dropper nymph: ... k+squirrel

... rarely do these patterns let me down on the small freestone, boulder ridden waters I tend to wander January through March, when not ice covered...

Recently I got 2019 into the books, now waiting on dry-fly weather or February exploration, whatever comes first...

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Better than sitting home, "thinking" about fly fishing for trout... ;)


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Re: Winter trout fishing...

Post by ted patlen » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:51 pm

in short...yes. :D

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Re: Winter trout fishing...

Post by redietz » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:55 am

I got out for an hour or so last Friday, and to my amazement hit a good midge hatch with rising fish in spite the the fact that my river is at a nearly unwadeable flow. I managed five wild browns with a small soft hackle in the film. A guy getting out of the water at the same time as me said he'd caught several on dries. Nice for January!

I went back today and only managed one out of seven grabs. Still beats sitting indoors.

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