Yesterday's trip to the Nantahala River in North Carolina proves my point. Wet it was. Warm it was. But just days before, the mercury dipped well into the teens and snow flurries blew across the ridges behind moderate rainfall. The best trout bites came from the long, slow and deep runs where the fish were slow to move for any offering that didn't bump 'em in the nose.
The head of a pool often holds well-defined trout
lies that gather insects washed off the riffle,
drop or chute above it.
And that's the common factor in trout fishing during changeable wintertime weather patterns, whether warm or cold. Think deep, and remember the depth at which your fly drifts is an equation with three factors: 1) leader length; 2) weight, both in your fly of choice and any added split-shot;and 3) current velocity.
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