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Winter Fishing Options and Fly Tying

Filed under: General Topics — admin at 5:06 pm on Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The last couple of weeks I have been doing a bit more fishing and it has been great.  For those anglers willing to brave the cold, winter fishing can be excellent. I have been spending some time at Pyramid Lake and it is beginning to fish pretty well. In the last 2 trips I made with fellow guides Derek Rust and Mike C we have been hooking around 6-7 fish a piece and landing 4-5 each. tadpoles, buggers, Pyramid Wooly worms and some of Mike C’s Pyramid bugs have been working well. If you need flies and info don’t hesitate to call or stop by our shop. The East Walker is another fun place to spend some time in the winter. Nymphing with size 18-22 red and black zebra midges, tail water tiny’s size 20-22, Flashback PT’s size 18-20 have all been effective. There has also been some fish rising to small midges, I found that parachute Adams in size 20-24 and Griffith’s Gnats size 18-24 have worked great to pick up a few risers. So for those of you itching to get out and fish swing by the shop and we can set you up with everything you will need for some successful winter fishing. If you are looking to improve your winter fishing techniques we have guides ready year round. The winter is a great time to catch some nice fish with no crowds. We are also offering fly tying classes at a drop in basis. The price is $75 for 3-2 hour sessions. Winter nights are a great time to sit down and replenish your fly boxes by tying some flies. Stop in or give us a call about more info on are fly tying classes.
We will also be updating our blog regularly throughout the season, so check back often for updated fishing reports for the Tahoe region.

Mike O’Dell Guide/Instructor TFFO