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Re: Winter fishing

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Gambler,
No lie there. It costs me 20.00 up and back from the Delaware at Frenchtown

Ah...Slumpbuster, you do find a few minutes to study. Yes?
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Posted on: 2007/7/29 17:01


Re: Winter fishing

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used to fish winter alot , but ended up with bad feet from all the cold...still go now and then but i like the water to be above 40 anymore...

Posted on: 2007/8/9 20:22
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Re: Winter fishing

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Late fall and winter is my favorite time of year to be on the stream. Not only are the streams empty but the average fish size is considerably larger. When it gets really cold most fish become less active, except for the large ones. Large trout can keep their body temp up by feeding on the smaller, less active fish in the water. It does depend on the stream they are in and what food is available, but streamers in the right stream can be deadly for large winter trout. I have caught twice as many 20+ in trout in fall and winter then in the spring.

Posted on: 2007/8/10 8:58


Re: Winter fishing

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Winter is one of my favorite times to fly fish simply because I'm usually the only idiot out there (which is what a lot of my family thinks). Neoprene waders or not, I usually can't feel my feet when I get out of the water but then again I only need my hands to feel the fish.
I agree with most of the other sentiments about flies but I also use sucker spawn a good bit and hope that remembrance of the fall spawn with land me a few fish and I typically do well with it.
Just remember, if you get to the point where it hurts to move, it's probably time to get out of the water!

Posted on: 2007/8/10 9:03
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Re: Winter fishing

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I have always worn my neoprene waders in the winter. I was told recently that you will actually be warmer in a breathable pair of waders. Even in cold weather you will sweat alot in the neoprene waders. Without anyway to escape, your sweat will actually make you colder quicker. I don't know if this is true or not but I'm going to give it a try this winter. An extra 30 minutes on the stream is worth it. I usually find myself hitting a couple streams in one day, using the car ride to warm up between fishes.

Posted on: 2007/8/10 9:15


Re: Winter fishing

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Mattd,

I don't usually sweat in the winter unless it's a little warmer but I have used breathables in cold weather (neoprenes had a leak) and let me tell you, DANG IT'S COLD! It's usually just my feet that get cold in neoprenes but anything thats in the water gets in a hurry in my breathables. Give it a shot this year and see how it works out for you but I don't know that I'll revisit that unless I spring another leak.

Posted on: 2007/8/10 9:22
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Re: Winter fishing

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I always fish in breathables because I hate the tight feel of neoprenes. Even on the coldest days when I need to break ice on the banks to get in the water I remain warm. As long as you dress correctely under your waders you will be fine and warm enough to spend all day on the water.

Posted on: 2007/8/10 9:30
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Re: Winter fishing

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It may all depend on what your wearing underneath. I don't know though, I will give it a shot. As far as feet go I've tried about everything. Best advice I ever got there was to make sure your boots aren't tight. I used to try wearing multiple socks but it would make my feet tight in the boots. They will get colder quicker even if you are wearing multiple socks. Don't know why but it does work.

Posted on: 2007/8/10 9:34


Re: Winter fishing

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The tight boots cause a problem because air is a better insulator than any fabrics out there.

I've got a pair of wool thigh high socks that I wear in the winter. Between that and a pair of jeans under my breathables, I stay alive. It's not easy though. I'd imagine a pair of polar fleece or something like that under the jeans would keep me pretty warm.

Posted on: 2007/8/10 9:46


Re: Winter fishing

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I wore fleece and jeans under my breathables with some decent wool socks. I agree that neoprenes are a pain to get on and off and I don't like the tight fit but alas they have kept me warmer in the winter. To each his own I suppose.

Posted on: 2007/8/10 10:13
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