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Thread: Brookie fishing in the winter

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    Default Brookie fishing in the winter

    Just wanted to see what y'alls thoughts were on fishing for brookies during the winter. I know that most people try and stay lower during the colder months where the water is warmer, but i know at some point during the winter i'm going to have to satisfy my appetite for some brookie fishing!

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    Default Re: Brookie fishing in the winter

    mtnman,

    I have fished up high for many years in Nov&Dec and have landed specs with dry and wet flies. Enjoy the solitude and be prepared for inclement weather conditions at a moments notice!

    DryFly1
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    Default Re: Brookie fishing in the winter

    Thanks! I really wanna do some brookie fishing over here in nc, but the water is a little different than the smokies. Over here, the water is relatively shallow and i have never caught a brook on a nymph, just dries. I imagine on days where it is mild, 50's or so, they would hit dries, but what do you do on those cold days in the 30's and 40's??

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    Default Re: Brookie fishing in the winter

    mtnman,

    Have never really fished on the NC side during winter.

    I will have to admit that I am not a big fan of 32 degrees or below FF. Reason is,I like a delicate presentation and prefer not to toss a iced flyline that feels like a cable flung through iced guides!

    Above freezing is certainly doable later in the morning when things warm up a bit.
    I still use the old stand by dry's with some success but a Hare's ear or Pheasant tail tends to straighten-out-the-tippett with more success (at least for me). Hope this helps. Enjoy this winters fishing!
    DryFly1
    "Great things are done when men and mountains meet." William Blake

    http://www.mtff.org/ (For general interest in the Middle Tennessee area)

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