Re: Winter Fly Patterns
In the winter the fish are generally going to be sitting on the bottom, so be thinking nymphs. I usually do best in the larger holes in winter. Remeber to take it slowly, sometimes it takes several drifts through the same spot to get the fish to take. I usually can catch a couple on smaller GRHE nymphs and also larger nymphs like a Prince. Check out the fishing report on the LRO website. It shows how good Abrams can be if you hit it just right when it is a little warmer. Also, if you don't feel very proficient fishing nymphs, consider hiring a guide to help you out on the learning curve. I fished with Walter Babb from LRO a few years ago and learned more in a few hours with a true professional and great fisherman than I had learned in several years on my own. All that said, fishing in the winter can be tough!