With the recent snows in the area, walking to the prime fishing locations has been a bit tricky. Take your time and watch your step as the trails are very slippery with mud and ice. The trout are still moving around a little mostly to small nymphs/ midges and the occasional streamer.
Euro-style nymphing techniques are a proven winner in these conditions allowing you to cover pools and runs quickly and efficiently. River flows are in the low 50’s and the water temps are holding in the upper 30’s. When trying to keep your toes from freezing, staying away from cotton socks is your best bet.
Quick Pro Tip : If you find your rod guides are freezing up, try a small dab of lip balm on the guides to help shed the water before it freezes. It will keep you fishing longer.