With the water temps now cooling down into the mid to upper 30's, nymphing will be the most productive but not the only way to catch fish on the MO. Swinging or slowly stripping streamers with a sink tip or sinking leader is a lot of fun (especially on a switch or spey rod!). In the afternoons on calm days you can have some decent dry fly action with Midges. But to catch numbers of fish, it's a double nymph rig with Pink Lightning Bugs, Scuds, Worms, & PT's.
Milder daytime temps above freezing will allow for fly fishing without ice in the guides. It's usually a bit windy when we have these "warmer" winter temps so be prepared for that. Check out our website at www.crosscurrents.com for live weather reports and weather web cams and live wind information. Surf over to our blog, The Currents Seam (www.currentseam.com) for up to date fishing reports and other fun info and photos.
|Birchell's Hatching Midge||Black||#16-20||Buy from Orvis.com|
|Griffith's Gnat||Black||#18-#20||Buy from Orvis.com|
|Rouse's J-Dub Sow Bug||Pink, Tan, Rainbow||#16-#14||Buy from Orvis.com|
|Lightning Bug||Pink, Silver, Purple||#18-#14||Buy from Orvis.com|
|Vernille San Juan Worm||Red||#10-#12||Buy from Orvis.com|
|English Pheasant Tail||Natural or Flashy||#14-#18#18||Buy from Orvis.com|