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My good friend, Austin Dando, joins me to address many of the troubles with winter fishing. In this Winter Skills Series, we’ve been through the tactics, with dry flies, streamers and nymphs. We’ve talked about how to stay warm out there, and we’ve saved this topic for last.
There are a host of reasons that anglers stay home in the winter. Some are legitimate — there’s no good solution for the problem, and you learn to deal with it the best you can. We talk about some of those. But other perceived problems really aren’t much of an issue at all, if you have a plan and a solution. We address a few of those too.
We Cover the Following
- Ice in the guides
- Regulating heat
- Falling in
- Freezing reels
- Finding trout
- Staying versatile
- . . . and more
READ: Troutbitten | Category | Fly Fishing in the Winter
READ: Troutbitten | Winter Fly Fishing — Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
READ: Troutbitten | Fly Fishing in the Winter — Ice In the Guides
READ: Troutbitten | Fly Fishing in the Winter — Something Is Always Gonna Hurt
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T R O U T B I T T E N
Thank you for talking about the falling. It was about 23°, my belt was tight to keep my waders from filling if I fell. I lost balance and sat down in 15 inches, water came into my legs anyway, but mainly they filled with air and tipped me over on my back so I was flooded all over. I couldn’t get my feet down because of the air My beautiful, comfortable warm flannel shirt, soaked through of course, and by the time I finally got back to shore, I couldn’t get it off. I would have died, except for some reason for the very first time I had packed a quilt. That may be a good tip
Thank you for your great podcasts. you have taught me a lot
This happened in fifteen inches of water?!
Re: Cold Weather Gear Bag
If your car uses a key fob, with or without a key, suggest you carry a spare (I know they’re expensive but . . .) in the gear bag, or somewhere in the car because if you lose your fob or key, or perhaps take a dunk, shorting out the fob you’re carrying , you may be left with no way to get into the car or to start the engine even if you can open the door. Secondly, you should carry a bare metal door key that doesn’t need a fob to unlock the car door. That way you can lock the car to fish and still be able to unlock it even if you lose your key fob or take a dunk – the bare metal key can’t short out, and you’ll be able to get to your spare fob in the car. Cold weather can be life threatening, particularly if you’re wet. Gotta plan for the worst.