Clear cold day today, but I haven't been outside for any length of time for a few weeks so I decided to head out. I wasn't really expecting to catch much, I really just wanted to feel the February sun on my face and get a lung full of frigid air and maybe take some pictures.
Usually on cold days like today, I have trouble keeping my hands warm. I've never really found a pair of gloves that really keeps me warm until today. Last year I bought a pair a Simms fingerless gloves with a mitten pull over. These gloves were wonderful today, they kept my hands very warm and weren't constantly getting hung with the line or the fly. The mitt can be tucked back into a band around the wrist and kept of the way. Each thumb has a similar set up. They were a bit pricey but well worth the money considering I was comfortable all day despite the cold
|frozen runoff entering the stream keeping things cool|
|Apologies for the lack of focus but at least you can see the nice coloration on this |
winter brook trout