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    Good Day to All,Just curious how many fly-fish during the Winter ?I do here in Michigan. ( in fact I am more than likelyheading out this coming Sat. morning. I'll be targetingsteelhead that are in the rivers now. )What are you favorite/best trout flies that you use ?Black/brown stones, small thread midges, caddis ???Any good ideas on keeping ice out of the guides ?Thank you,Tie One On

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    Used to work at a fly shop with a guy from michigan. He says that some of the folks from back home would keep a can of PAM cooking spray accessible to spray the guides with to prevent icing. Supposed to work like a charm. Never tried it, and can't suggest any solutions for line cleaning afterwards either.
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    I fish year round also. I went Sat up in Idaho to a warm water spring fed lake. Half was ice capped, but a lot of open water. Took my small pontoon, but the breeze was a nice 50 mile an hour Idaho breeze, so, I opted not to launch. Ended up casting from the dock, but even my line was icing up, so we went back to the house after a couple of hours of trading off sitting in the warm truck.
    Around here on the rivers however, it is the 28's to 32's that are great for the hatch and a black Muddler or woolly for when a storm front is pushing them down.

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    arround here when its warming above 32 and we get some midge hatches were using 20-22 nymph flies, which of course im not any good at all, but trying.. i was just told the other day by a guide when using the small stuff to use an attractor 18 inches above the midge like a pink lighting bug or pink scud, but these attractors catch fish too for us here.. as for steel head on the washington coast it never ceased to amaze me what caught fish.. hardly ever seen the same fly catchng fish twice in one day.. it was what was there and what made that fish bite at that time.. i used a burlap fly alot, a hook with burlap on the body and a white hair back (streamer) . . id also tie it with orange yarn and switch back and fourth.... .... dave...

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    You are nuts! I'm in Michigan and it is about 8 degrees outside.

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    I'm in Maine..... we fish through holes in the water...frozen water !!!!!!


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    Maybe I am nuts, but fish still bite even whenwinter is raging. The coldest I've ever been outin was 10 degrees outside temp. The water thatday was about 35 degrees. I was out two weeks ago when the air temp. wasaround 25 or so & the water was 37 degrees. Aslong as you have the proper gear to wear it'squite awesome to be casting with a light snowfallcoming down. Trout are hungry just like we are. Try it you may like it,Tie One On

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    Quote Originally Posted by tie one on View Post
    Maybe I am nuts, but fish still bite even whenwinter is raging. The coldest I've ever been outin was 10 degrees outside temp. The water thatday was about 35 degrees. I was out two weeks ago when the air temp. wasaround 25 or so & the water was 37 degrees. Aslong as you have the proper gear to wear it'squite awesome to be casting with a light snowfallcoming down. Trout are hungry just like we are. Try it you may like it,Tie One On

    RIGHT ON! it is either that or I would go NUTS! It is a blast fishing in the snow. As long as the guides are free from ice, my line will be in the water!. @0 degrees would be nice LOL

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    I fish every weekend in winter.....sorry, couldn't help that.(From San Carlos, Sonora)

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