Finally had a day off to fish that wasn't cranking heavy winds and freezing temperatures so i took the short and familiar drive to the lower. Swung the spey rod a bit in the morning to try out some new small streamer pattern and although the flies look great in the water they got no interest from the fish. As things warmed up i switched to the indicator rig and found some good trout sitting in the slow runs down deep on the bottom. They were pretty crazy about the firebead sow bugs and a few on the zebra midge which made for an entertaining afternoon.
The day finished of with a small pod of rainbows sipping midges so i actually got to use my four weight for the first time since the Fall baetis hatch. It is always so refreshing to get some dry fly action in the middle of winter and the fish rarely seem to particular on specific midge patterns. Many times a size 20 parachute adams or a griffiths' gnat is all you need right now, as long as you can see then eat it. sometimes i'll trail them behind a midge cluster as an indicator and somedays they eat the cluster to.
Take advantage of the break in the weather and get out to the rivers to help shake the dreary Winter blues.