Our friend Cody made the trip out from Montana for a few days. We decided to go for a little drive and cast a line in a cold stream today. Temps were stupid cold but it felt good to get out of the house and the valley with fished was heavenly.
I don't think there's a better place on earth. We arrived on stream around 1pm and fished until 230pm. Snow began to fall before too long and ice covered much of the stream. The open areas looked good for fishin' but catchin' was slow.
We fished upstream using orange scud and pink squirrel of prey nymphs. We spotted no fish rising and very few scattered upon our approaches. The water was clear but the clouds helped conceal or efforts.
Cody struck out and I landed three little guys. We each had a few missed hook sets which is to be expected this time of year. It looks like temperatures over the next week should warm and fishing will improve throughout the week. We'll probably see some some good midge hatches next weekend!