Snow is flying, temperatures are dropping and we are getting into winter mode. Browns are done spawning, but their eggs are still in the river so the fish will eat those. It is time for the slow, deep, nymph game. The fish are getting into their winter lies and the deep pockets.
Scale your tippet down, throw a size 20 or 22 midge. You can go up a little bit some days if the fish are fired up but for the most part you will be successful using small patterns, black, brown and grey colors.
You can still get a few fish with streamers but that’s slowing down with the winter weather. Fishing our private waters in the winter can be very lucrative. Many of our waters are close to consistent, warm water discharge which means you can have an awesome, productive day even when lower waters are frozen over.
If you are interested in taking a break from the slopes and spending a day on the water contact us today!