With the cold weather back the fishing once again has dipped down in production. When the weather chooses to cooperate, there has been some good midge fishing, so don't entirely count out your dry fly box. Water levels are stable and from the sounds of it the fish are settling into their wintering holes.
This time of the season the most important thing is to get your flies deep. Many a people are changing up their tactics from the season to better their chances at hooking in to an old yellow or a silver bullet. The best tactics for this time of the season are of course nymphing (whether that be one, two or three on a rig we'll leave that up to you), swinging leech patterns, or huck the big meat for the big boys. It should only be a matter of time till we see the midges start to poke out, and the fish should be more than eager to take a well placed one. With that being said, keep your head on a swivel and your eyes on the water cause you never know where you might see a snout at this time in the year. Just remember that when you head out to always be on the ready, as you never know what you might land come winter time!
Here are some more suggestions for patterns that we have found to be working well right now: