Sunday, February 4, 2018

February Thaw

Finding Solitude 
The past 10 days in Bozeman have felt like a sauna of sorts. Temperatures in the high 30's and low 40's have freed up most of the rivers around here providing action on places that are usually locked up with ice this time of year. I drove around close to town on Saturday looking for a juicy place to fish. With the weather being as warm as it currently is other anglers are taking advantage. Typically I don't deal with much competition around these parts in February so I had to drive to a couple different access points before finding solitude.

Colored Up Brownie 
I fished two different spots and one produced good numbers and size and the other only produced good size. I tend to enjoy a mix of both....but you don't always get that lucky. The fish still seem to be in those slower currents looking for the easy meal. They are also still congregated up in pods, so when you find one you will find more. Bobber fishing those slow holes can really pay off this time of year. The longer the drift, the more fish you will cover rolling those flies off the bottom...make sure your doing this when your out.

Orange Brown 
Stud Winter Brown 
Another Local Gem 
If you have the itch to get out and dust off that fly rod before another cold spell sets in now is the time to do so. You won't be disappointed by the nymphing game.

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