Trout of the new year

At last, I got back in the saddle and waved around the long rod. It’s been a while since I fished. Much of this had to do with the below zero temperatures we had for a few weeks in Jackson Hole. Add to it the holiday season and some various teaching gigs, and I went on a bit of a hiatus. All this changed yesterday when I threw my gear in the truck and fished a stretch of water not too far from the Teton Fly Fishing cabin.Conditions couldn’t have been much better; no wind, overcast and warm enough that gloves weren’t needed and rod guides didn’t freeze. It was downright pleasant! The water I settled on is a good choice for winter fly fishing; easily wadeable with a beaver cache to foster emerging midges. I ended up fishing for about an hour and managed a few rainbows. It felt great to be back on the water.

was hoping to have pics to post from the day, but i’m experiencing some tech problems loading them so you’ll just have to take my word and use your imagination….

Not too much else to report from Teton Fly Fishing headquarters. We had a nice, mellow christmas and new years. As I mentioned, it was really cold, meaning we spent too much time inside eating, drinking and getting fat. Lulu’s doing great, definitely coming into her own and gaining independence. Training continues and, save some backyard barking, we’re proud of how she’s coming along. Looks like the next week or so should be a bit warmer (high 20s- mid 30s) so hopefully some more fishing will occur. I’ve got a walk- in trip on the books for next week and folks are starting to book summer/fall days too.

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