Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Ice Up

As you can see from the photograph our creeks are starting to close up. The weather forecast for Friday morning is 2° and with the snow fall and the brutal temperatures Sandy Creek will totally ice over. The Genesee River is an excellent river to fish when the weather gets cold, but the water flow is still way too big to even consider trying to fish it. For the Salmon River, the Pineville gauge is reading around 650 cfs. This is a nice flow of water to fish. However, there is a lot of slush ice in the river right now. With all the slush ice, you will need to fish above Pineville to stay out of the heavy slush flows.

It looks like our El Niño winter is finally over. It made for some good fishing while it lasted. With the cold-weather, it is a good time to get started on refilling the fly boxes. This Saturday I will be doing the first fly tying demonstration of the year at Coleman's fly shop. I will be tying a few of my favorite winter steelhead and brown trout fly patterns. The demo runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. If you have the time, please stop and enjoy the demo.

One final note; if you are interested in fly tying lessons, either beginners or advanced fly tying classes, going through February 7 to March 21. Time 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. held at the shop. Please give us a call at the fly shop. The number is 352-4775 if you have any questions.

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