Monday, January 23, 2012

Winter Fly Fishing

During the winter months, trout can be sluggish and hold deep in dark pools. Successful hunting at this time of year requires water that is dark, deep, and slow. Because bugs are not too active in cold weather, large trout will not come to the surface to take their meals but will scour the depths like submarines on the prowl. Of course, when the late morning temperature warms, a Mayfly hatch can be an explosive event. Don't be caught off guard without sufficient ammo such as BWOs in size 16 or 18, parachute adams, or even dark midges. If you're willing to brace the cold and prospect in the right areas, you'll rewarded with a memorable experience.