Yes winter brookies. While winter can be brutal there are times when the day can be almost perfect, for winter that is. These are a few times this past winter when I was able to enjoy some of the better days along a stream. Small stream fishing is a laid back type of fishing and in winter it is even more so. Your pace becomes almost turtle like. Dropping flies into likely pools and slow runs hoping to move a trout to your offering and sometimes it works.
But the best part of winter angling is the beauty. It seems as if cold air makes for a heightened sense awareness and you seem to notice more of what surrounds you. As long as the air temperature is above 32 degrees I can really enjoy winter angling.
A winter jewel. This one plucked from a slow spot. Flies need not be changed often and those that run near the bottom are usually best.
Watch for the slippery snow covered rocks.
On those bright days, come the chances you might bring one to the surface. I find the "Ausable Bomber" to be a good winter dry fly.
Days such as these make for some warm memories, and even if you do get a neck full of snow you will not mind it.