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qescott

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Fishing dries in Feb..
« on: February 04, 2012, 02:18:36 PM »

Due to the wonderful weather I'd like to head up to a little local lake with small wild cutties in it. However, I've only ever fished in in fall and never have I fished dry flies. Are there any hatches or anything at this time of year? What would be the most prominent food source for these fish? The lake I plan on venturing to is Whyte lake, near horseshoe bay. I'll be reporting back with whats going on buy any advice you can guys can muster would be great to start with. Thanks guys!
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mykisscrazy

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Re: Fishing dries in Feb..
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2012, 09:34:47 PM »

In the Fraser I've had luck in the past in Feb using small black stonefly patterns, and a friend had the same luck in the Harrison river
Warmest past of the day 12 to 2.
Hope that helps.
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qescott

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Re: Fishing dries in Feb..
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2012, 09:48:32 AM »

Thanks, I'll be heading up in a few. Wish me luck!
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Re: Fishing dries in Feb..
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012, 02:53:37 PM »

good luck
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Re: Fishing dries in Feb..
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2012, 08:27:56 PM »

The last time I went up in December it was frozen from shore to shore. I'd be curious to know if it's de-iced
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Re: Fishing dries in Feb..
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 12:08:28 PM »

Hey the most prominent food source would be small nymphs and leaches. If your trying to fish dry flies, try attractor patterns that dont really look like anything in particular, like tom thumbs, or royal wulff.
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Re: Fishing dries in Feb..
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012, 01:06:19 PM »

I think that lake might be semi-frozen.
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Re: Fishing dries in Feb..
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2012, 10:21:42 AM »

chronies/nidges is the most common winter time & early spring hatch. It does happen both in lower elevation lakes and various streams and rivers. may fly hatches in the Fraser Valley streams including the Fraser are also relatively common though mostly in march and early April in my experience.
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Re: Fishing dries in Feb..
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2012, 07:21:59 PM »

Thanks guys, Whyte lake is mostly liquid, with some patches of ice early in the morning.
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