Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Snow slows fly fishing in WNC

Every time I turn around, there'smore snow on the ground. The days in the middle of the week, though, have tossed a few curveballs by giving us mild weather in the high 40s and low 50s and then turning vile for the weekend with a shower of sparkly snow and ice.
I did get out, though, on a couple of those miserable days. Mostly, I fished nymphs in the water across the street. On the nicest of those days, I caught nine at the cabin and a couple more downstream at the fire station. Nothing special, but they were trout. They hit pheasant tail and hare's ear nymphs.
My days off this weekend look good on the weather map. It's looking like low to mid 50s and mostly sunny. Some clouds Monday could help.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

We had some snow; we caught some trout

Like I have been telling folks...we had some snow. And then some more. Over Christmas, it was OK because I got snowed in with the grandsons in Virginia Beach, where they set a new record with 13.5 inches. That was fun. Even built an igloo, or rather Spencer did.
We did have a few nice days. Usually, those were the days I worked. It snowed on my off-days. A couple of times.
If it just gets into the high 40s or low 50s, chances are I will catch trout. Between 30 and 40, not so much. Below 30, I spend more time sipping coffee in the car.
I posted some earlier this year but the entry ended up in the May 2007 folder. You can link back to that one. Sorry.

Saturday, January 8, 2011