Angler's West Blog

December 21, 2011
Winter Solstice
MR


Winter Solstice.  The shortest day of the year.  It's officially the first day of a long, long Winter.  And only a couple days until Christmas.  Mid-summer & floating down the Yellowstone casting big foam grasshopper patterns towards the banks seems a long ways off- on either end.  This summer's fun fishing that faded into fall is a growing memory.  Looking forward to the summer to be and what it may hold for us anglers is a long ways ahead.  In the meantime, what's a fly rodder to do?  Tying flies while the snow falls and the ice thickens its hold on the moving and non-moving water can only take a guy so far.  A change of tactics perhaps is best.  Ice fishing may just fill that niche--for now.

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