Random thoughts on a snowy day (and a good short read on winter nymph patterns)

I got a late start today, and there’s so much to do: plow the driveway, catch a workout, pre-Christmas prep, a virtual wine tasting tonight (been looking forward to that for weeks!). I started the day proper by building a fire, an old Culton snow day tradition. I’ve also got lots of writing to do, but won’t get to it today: for Dennis Zambrotta’s followup to Surfcasting Around The Block, for my year-end wrap-ups for currentseams…plus Santa brought me an early gift of a new video camera. Gotta figure that out and hopefully make some even spiffier tying videos.

But for now, here’s a piece I did last year on the best nymphs for winter fly fishing. (Understand that “best” means my favorite, high-confidence patterns.) Also, remember that I don’t Euro nymph, so add weight and jig hooks to these patterns as you see fit. Enjoy the snow day.

We don’t need no stinking fake logs and propane fire!

2 comments on “Random thoughts on a snowy day (and a good short read on winter nymph patterns)

  1. Mayson Neel says:

    GREAT POST, AS USUAL. WHAT SIZQ CHAMELEON DO YOU USE FOR DROPPERS AND TIPPET ON YOUR WET FLY LEADER?

    • Steve Culton says:

      Hi Mayson — I haven’t been using Chameleon on my wet fly leaders for years now — I’ve been using the UltraGreen, and it’s almost always the 4 lb test. Thanks for reading, and I hope that helps!

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