Getting a Wintery Grip
Ahhh, winter: when the Web becomes the next best alternative to tying yet another two dozen bead-head nymphs, shuffling the DVD stack, and brushing by the rod collection on the way out to shovel the driveway. Luckily a few authors write columns and blog posts that go beyond the obligatory “oh my gosh, my guides froze up” reports.
- Troy Letherman writes about how not to end up in hell for the things you are likely to scream when enduring winter fishing.
- For the non-screamers, Roger Phillips gives an excellent rundown of winter tactics.
- Well of course Tenkara is a natural winner when there’s a chance of guides freezing up and turning the backcast into an icicle.
- Expert Tom Rosenbauer throws his hat in the ring with 7 Winter Fly-Fishing Tips.
- “Ignore the weather reports altogether and pay attention to the birds,” the best being the Bohemian Waxwing, writes Chris Dombrowski.
- Winter fly fishing is “still warmer than sitting on ski lift or sitting on top of Aspen Mountain.“
- Time to start preparing for the Annual Wild Steelhead Festival.
- Bjorn Stromsness of Bonefish on the Brain has us all thinking, well, about bonefish.
- Louis and Kent at Gink and Gasoline actually prefer the worst winter days and appreciate the big fish winter may bring.