As the temperature drops and the snow falls the traffic on the river has decreased exponentially! So has the size of flies we have been using. With the drastic change in the weather many of the hatches have ended for the season.
Early in the summer we were using big hoppers and size 16 dry flies. Recently we have been dropping down as small as size 20-22. These flies are getting extremely difficult to spot, which lead to us having a few monsters get away from us last weekend.
Winter is often a time when anglers avoid the cold weather and stay inside tying flies and watching videos dreaming of catching the big one. We intend on taking advantage of this and hitting holes that are usually over crowded.
We had big plans on fishing this past weekend after the large snow fall, however the roads were too nasty to make the trek up the mountains. Its going to be a long week of wondering what the river is like and trying to stay focussed on school and work.