I'm not sure of what's available in your neck of the woods, but in the dry part of Washington, usually it a low and slow game, looking for slow back eddies and at the edge of the froggy parts of the river, drifting nymphs deep, and watching for a Baetis hatch which occurs throughout the winter, but is usually a short hatch, using VERY small patterns in slow water. Keep the ice off your tip, and a snort of single malt available. Enjoy! Its the only time you get the whole river to yourself, and its sure beats watching NFL on the tube.
Bugs of the Winter
#18-22 H&L Variants, Royal Wulffs, Royal Parachutes
#18-24 Midges- Para Midges, Hatching Midges
#16-20 Bead head Copper Johns in Red, Black, Green and Brass
#16-22 Bead head Brassies in the aforementioned colors
#16-20 Bead head and standard PT's, Princes, Hares Ears, Soft hackle PT's
Streamers and Buggers
#4-10 Cone head or Bead head Rubber leg or standard Buggers in Black, Brown, Olive, White or combinations of, JJ's, Double Bunny's etc.....
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