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Gearing Up For Winter Fly Fishing


Last updated 12/11/2017 at 1:41pm

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Proper layering when out on the water is essential to chase fish in the winter. Follow these guidelines from our local professionals to stay warm, dry and land that fish. (Photos courtesy of Heath Cartee)

Winter fly fishing is much more gear intensive than wading up a summer stream in your flip flops with a pocket full of elk hair caddis and parachute adams. This kind of fishing is not for the minimalist hipster with his trucker hat and Tenkara rod. This is gearhead weather. This is merino wool and poly-pro fleece base layers, alpaca socks and scarves, down puffy jackets, water proof and "breathable" heavy duty outer shells, wind stopping skull caps and fifty dollar underwear weather. This is camp stove and coffee back at the car, tomato soup in a thermos, brown liquor in a flask weather. Th...

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