Its that time of year to start downsizing your fly. The cold nights and mornings have brought down the water temps below 50 degrees. On rivers I would normally throw a 12-16 hook I’m now fishing 16-20 to get the bites. Morning fishing has been slow with the afternoon bringing on feeding and the bugs. Midges and BWO’s are what you will see most now through Winter. This time of year on the area’s tailwaters you usually trade quantity for quality. The past few trips clients have landed bigger than average wild trout.
I will start musky fishing hard next month through February. If you are looking to learn more about musky fly fishing without doing a guided trip I will be giving a couple presentations in January. January 10th I will be at the National Capitol Chapter of TU meeting giving a presentation on Fly Fishing for Musky (more details to come). If you haven’t heard the Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival has moved dates to January 13-14 2018. I will have a booth at the show both days plus will be giving a presentation on Fly Fishing for Musky.
Christmas is approaching fast and if you are having a hard time deciding what to give a fisherman I do have gift certificates available for guided trips.