Baby it's cold outside and it is going to stay that way. Snow covered and icy roads made some traveling dangerous. The first snow covered roads are always the scariest until most new comers to the north get the hang of winter driving. Highs in the 20s F and lows in the single digits made the couch look pretty inviting this past weekend, however, if you did fly fish you experienced that phenomena of icing of your rod guides. That's when stripping in your floating line icicles form on them. The icicles make shooting the line out on your cast difficult if not impossible. You have to break them off and recast. Just one of the many challenges of winter fly fishing.
Did I mention how many fish I caught? None, I chose to watch the Lions football game Sunday. I wish I had gone to the river. It is of course the start of those holidays that bring families together. That creates difficulty in doing the things you like to do. Keep the peace on earth, the trout will be there when you can next get away.
Reel Waters wishes you good tidings and have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Richard and Jim
Letting you know current conditions and best approaches.