It seems as though the nice weather has finally come to an end and with that the fishing quality has seen a drop. Now, with that being said the customers and guides alike are still getting into a couple here and there. Water levels seem to be at a constant flow now 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 tailor their boxes to the winter elements. The best tactic 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 just working in 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!
After seeing what the Bow can do this week, we would like to remind all our customers to be careful when wading this time of the, season especially as we get into the colder months as the banks get icy and the anchor ice starts flowing.
Here are some more suggestions for patterns that we have found to be working well right now: