Monday, January 9, 2017


                             January winter thaw coming this week- thank God!...It's this time of year when we get some of the most selective/reflective pooled up and bored to tears dinocroc beasty boys of winter's doldrums ...think January Pink/slow/biomass drift...and fish late afternoons into dusk as a water temperature change of as little as one and a half degree Fahrenheit and minimal increase in flow from snowmelt and rain will pique a dormant big buck or hen's interest. Look for deep guts of winter pools and holding lies and slow down your swing or drift significantly and add extra long hang-times on your downstream dangle- slight pumping and twitching your flies for lethargic/slow to rev up winter steelhead.