Trout hang in warmer shallow water in winter but still must have the comforts of shelter and drift. I suspect the warmer water feels good to their frosted fins.
Grey silk. Copper wire. Partridge hook in 14 wide-gap heavy.
I'll let you know.
This weekend sees a trial of my cold weather gear - or most of it, anyway. I am desperately excited about getting back into the forests. Some of my newer bits are not so excited about coming in the mail.
A friend wrote and asked why I didn't get a "hot tent."
Fact is, I'm embarrassed.
I have four tents in fine order. I don't need a fifth.
I've always thought of hot tents in the same vein as small boats: they're lovely but I don't want to deal with one.
So, I will endeavor to make due with solid gear that is serviceable with the weather dipping into the teens. More than that and I really don't need to be out in it.
I hope the post holiday weather is doing you well.
Keep 'em buggy. I miss tying in person on Monday nights with a couple pints in me; but, I can't spare time for the covid. I'm tying in my Fortress of Solitude.
Maybe soon, we'll all fly like Superman.