New Years day was blinding cold in BZN, MT but Drew and I still got out for a fish… I even managed a few on the dry. A wee griffiths knat. At this time of the year be prepared for seriously cold temperatures but any overcast day above 0c or 36f and youre in business. Fishing a midge and either something to get down or with color and split shot if prospecting will work - and then when the fish start rising… use your favorite midge pattern.
Seek out water which is deeper and slower than you’d expect during the regular season and wade carefully. A fall into the water at this time of year can be fatal.
I’m already looking forward to the season starting in March and getting my license as a MT resident. That’ll be a serious treat! Tried out the new Simms gloves.. brilliant. Watch this space and I’ll try to get photos. The pro dry glove + is bomber!!
Before that - I’m heading off to chase Bonefish. Busy tying flies and checking out new flat boots….
Photo blog next…