I probably fish more in the winter than I do in the summer.
Lots of the tailwaters get super packed in the summers so I go when they aren't!
Especially this season since the snow hasn't been the greatest...skiing has really taken a back seat to fishing.
Caught this beauty on the Pan last week.
Another from the Pan.
This guy was 18.5 and came from the Arkansas below Pueblo.
Your standard Blue River rainbow...
All these were caught this winter, and on a size 16-20. I'm not a fan of the anything smaller than that...too hard to tie on and if fish are eating larger patterns, no need to go ultra small. Although, some days I wish I had something smaller, but I haven't been skunked this winter yet! (knock on wood).
In the summers, I do more float trips than wade trips and I spend my time chasing hatches, but winters are a fun time tying and trying new midge patterns with different materials and colors. Super easy and quick ties so I don't feel too bad when a pattern doesn't catch many fish compared to some of the more intricate ties that I do for summer fish!