The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Fly Fishing in the United States > Rocky Mountain Range

Rocky Mountain Range Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. Post fishing reports, ask for information, discuss this area...

View Poll Results: Do you fish during the Winter?
Yes, as much as I can. 23 60.53%
Occasionally, a few trips here and there. 15 39.47%
Never, it's way too cold! 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 38. You may not vote on this poll

Like Tree2Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 11-28-2012, 08:25 PM
noreaster's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
Posts: 796
noreaster is just really nicenoreaster is just really nicenoreaster is just really nicenoreaster is just really nicenoreaster is just really nice
Default Re: Winter Fishing

You're lucky to be able to fish this late. My season is a short four and a half months long.
__________________
"Whale oil beef hooked !"- Traditional east coast fisherman saying
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 11-29-2012, 06:50 AM
Poke 'Em's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 227
Poke 'Em is a jewel in the roughPoke 'Em is a jewel in the roughPoke 'Em is a jewel in the roughPoke 'Em is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Winter Fishing

90% of my fly fishing comes at high elevation mountain streams. So, my fishing slows dramatically in the winter, just because I can't even get to where I would fish.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 11-29-2012, 07:53 AM
mcnerney's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pinedale, WY
Posts: 12,595
Blog Entries: 29
mcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Winter Fishing

I'm fortunate to have three different tailwaters within a reasonable driving distance so getting out in the winter to cure the itch to wet a line is pretty easy for me.

Larry
__________________
Larry

Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 11-29-2012, 10:01 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 229
watson has a spectacular aura aboutwatson has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Winter Fishing

My fishing partner and I have a ritual of fishing at the least every Friday, regardless of the time of year.

Sure there are times when I wonder what the hell I am doing driving in a snowstorm like this, or straight up know that if I am lucky there may only be an hour or two of bliss, but after a long summer of chasing and hunting trout the serenity is always a reminder for me to slow down and enjoy the true beauty that surrounds us and that catching fish is just an added bonus.
Cheers,
Watson
mcnerney likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 11-29-2012, 11:11 AM
Business Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 513
CutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to beholdCutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to beholdCutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to beholdCutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to beholdCutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to beholdCutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to beholdCutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Winter Fishing

Fish are still there, but the crowds are gone. We have two great Tailwater fisheries close by..... Life is good.
__________________

Mike
Hand Woven Furled Leaders
Site: http://www.cutthroatfurledleaders.com/
email. mike@cutthroatleader.com
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2012, 08:41 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 26
coolkyle is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Winter Fishing

I love the quiet of a snow-lined stream in winter. Once you find a fish, there are usually a bunch where it came from. I've found that high-sticking with a long leader is the ticket when the guides are freezing. This way as soon as my line stops flowing I can just pretend my nymph rod is a tenkara
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2012, 09:51 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: West
Posts: 130
lightline is a jewel in the roughlightline is a jewel in the roughlightline is a jewel in the roughlightline is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Winter Fishing

I'm lucky to have a tail water very close with rising fish 365 days a year. I can go throw dries any time I want, provided its not blowing a gale. Mostly midges and tiny mayflies, but I've taken fish on small hoppers, beetles, and ants in January! I go during bankers hours, when its above freezing, mostly sunny, and no wind.

I say again, "Support Global Warming!"
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2012, 10:21 AM
trout trekker's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: West Slope Sierra Range, CA.
Posts: 453
trout trekker is a splendid one to beholdtrout trekker is a splendid one to beholdtrout trekker is a splendid one to beholdtrout trekker is a splendid one to beholdtrout trekker is a splendid one to beholdtrout trekker is a splendid one to beholdtrout trekker is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Winter Fishing

We fish all year, due to the easy access to many elevations ( and weather conditions ) within a short distance, there are many choices in water types and species to pursue.


We’re lucky kids. TT
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fly shop poll Cleetus Mid-Atlantic Area 1 04-25-2011 10:30 AM
Favorite Winter Fly Swap, WInter 2011 peregrines Fly Swap Pictures 5 03-31-2011 03:55 AM
Poll: how many bobbins do you have? flyfisher117 General Fly Tying Discussions 6 07-26-2009 10:33 PM
Got the winter blues already? I do! The good news is that the winter is show time in Fish Bones The Daily Papers 1 11-09-2008 01:14 PM
Got the winter blues already? I do! The good news is that the winter is show time in Fish Bones The Daily Papers 0 11-09-2008 02:06 AM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.