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Thinking About Winter Strategies

October 12, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

In the Denver Post, Will Rice combines his own winter fishing experience with advice from Trout’s Fly Shop manager Jim Kanda.  In addition to planning for a change in trout diet and preferred holding depths, plus carrying “a full run of extra, dry layers,” Rice says fly selection is not always about hatch-matching: “I reached for a gaudy egg pattern that I had purchased three states away on a steelhead river the previous fall.  On my second cast, my strike indicator plunged downward and a healthy rainbow trout rocketed to the surface.”