Winter angling is at best a "maybe" and most times it's a "not going to happen".....the the "maybe" I'll take every time if given the choice but if the latter is dished out well I'll make the best of it. Such was the case of my last few outings. They were day's of extreme over night cold temps, like the teens. A day when the thaw had taken place and chunks of ice were floating downstream. The days when just reaching the stream was hazardous. But I'm not making excuses just telling how it was.
But even on those slow days I was able to capture several beautiful scenes that make small stream angling special at any time of year.
I love natural waterfalls....don't you?
This beautiful plunge spilling into the river. And just a few feet from that plunge was....
This remarkable scene. There were daffodils, or iris sprouting up.
I tied up a few size 18 spiders. I think they will be acceptable when those early stone flies are about. This one uses purple thread, peacock thorax, and starling hackle.
This one has an olive thread body, hares mask thorax, and bleached starling hackle.