Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Winter 2015/16

The winter is a time to develop new flies, tie more flies to replace those used up over the summer and go ice fishing. I like to test new flies, and old ones, by adapting them for ice fishing. Ice fishing gives me a rare opportunity to watch fish and see how they react to different fly patterns by watching them through the ice in a darkened fish house. I am not able to present the flies how I might if I was actually fly fishing but I am able to see how enthusiastically certain species of fish might react to a particular fly.  So here are gratuitous pictures of fish caught over the winter with fly patterns adapted for ice fishing.

Stay tuned, next, spring fly fishing for Paxson Lake lake trout and grayling.

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