It’s going to be a mild day out there today, albeit rainy. If you have a chance, it might be worth trying to get out! (But heads up on the winter weather coming tonight and tomorrow morning!)
But first, grab your coffee, pull up a chair, take a break, and check out this week’s Friday Five.
Winter Reading List (Big Sky Anglers)
Along with being a season for filling the fly boxes, this is a great time of year to read into the long winter nights. This is a list compiled by the staff at Big Sky Anglers, and there are some good recommendations on here!
The Dredge Junkie: How to Catch Big Fish on Giant Streamers (Field & Stream)
Joe Cermele writes about using sinking-tip lines to throw streamers for big fish (not just trout, either!). Using a sinking-tip line combined with an unweighted or lightly-weighted streamer can yield some great results if you’re in the right water for it.
Tom Rosenbauer on Where to Find Trout in a River (Orvis Fly Fishing)
This is a small excerpt from Rosenbauer’s book, The Orvis Guide to Hatch Strategies. Rosenbauer breaks down where to find trout during times of hatch activity vs. times of little to no activity. There are helpful diagrams, too. Definitely worth a read!
Twisted Sculpin Streamer (North 40 Fly Shop)
Fred Telleen ties his Twisted Sculpin pattern in this North 40 Fly Shop video. This is a good-looking sculpin pattern, and that dubbing loop for the head has a great look to it. Tie a few up this winter!
Streamer Chronicles: Season 2, Episode 3 – Paul Zagorski (Fly Fishing the Ozarks)
This is the latest episode in this season of Streamer Chronicles, featuring former Ohio State Buckeye Paul Zagorski. He’s a fisherman, and Brian Wise uses him as his “control” in this episode – someone who’s not necessarily living in the industry, but someone who just enjoys throwing streamers.