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Re: What to use?

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Zebra Midge, brassie, Al's Rat, any other generic nymph has worked well for me, but mainly the WOOLLY BUGGER.

Posted on: 12/23 3:58


Re: What to use?

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All great answers. I would amplify two points:

1--sucker spawn. Really any egg patterns as trout key in on eggs this time of year the way they key in on beetles and hoppers in the summertime. They're genetically programmed to eat each others eggs during each others spawning seasons, which run from late October into March for various kinds of trout and salmon.

2--fish where fish are. In addition to the advice on limestone creeks and tail waters, remember where trout are this time of year, regardless of the stream: on the bottom. Sure, you can find a trout rising just about any day of the year, regardless of weather, in the still water of the Allenberry dam, but most trout, and all trout that are wild born or truly feral will be on the bottom. Weighted flies, wrap around lead and, dare I say, Euro-nymphing will get you to where the trout are.




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For what it is worth: trout in winter often lay still on sunny days in shallow water to absorb the heat from the rocks and gravel under their bellies.

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Re: What to use?

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Tom - I really like that peeking caddis. Gonna tie some up!

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Re: What to use?

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Steve , it is a huge problem.
But is you loose yourself a bit, some problems and arrangement may come in time and sequence.
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Quote:

JimKennedy wrote:
... all trout that are wild born or truly feral will be on the bottom.


Not necessarily true. I catch wild browns year round in the Gunpowder fishing in the film. In fact, I've had a few good days fishing dries in mid-January. Of course, there was an olive hatch in progress, which re-enforces your statement about fishing where the the fish are (good advice all year); that doesn't always happen to be on bottom, though, even in the winter. If there's anything to bring the fish up (like midges or winter stoneflies) that's where they'll be.

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For what it is worth: trout in winter often lay still on sunny days in shallow water to absorb the heat from the rocks and gravel under their bellies.


Very true, although some think the reason is more that insects are there for the same reason, and that the trout are there for the insects. Whichever is true, I've caught an unreasonable number of trout in six inches of water in winter. Doesn't happen much the rest of the year.

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I know Walts Worms work all year long for me on my favorite stream.

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