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Justin483January 15th, 2015, 8:58 am
Clarkesville GA, USA. (North Georgia)

Posts: 26
The seasons here for the monstrous Midge's. Lol. I've got a bunch of interesting Classics and variations I've been tying. Is anyone interested in wanting a few patterns.
Or if anyone just wants to stop by and talk shop, I'm always more than happy with that.
How's everyone's Winter been so far on the water? What are some of your productive patterns this year? I haven't been able to get out as much as I'd like, but I've been hitting a few lows myself. I'm hoping to turn that around with the help from a few of you.

- Justin A.
RMlytleJanuary 18th, 2015, 11:21 pm
Connecticut

Posts: 40
I just wish there was enough open water right now to fish over a midge hatch! The only streams with any open water are either very small springs or the first few miles of the Farmington River.
MartinlfJanuary 19th, 2015, 1:17 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2961
Went looking for some midge activity in PA today, but nada. We caught some on zebra midges, as well as some other nymphs, but no activity on the top. Too cold and grey.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Justin483January 19th, 2015, 8:49 am
Clarkesville GA, USA. (North Georgia)

Posts: 26
I need to make that seine net. Lol
Kschaefer3January 19th, 2015, 10:14 am
St. Paul, MN

Posts: 376
I fished both days this weekend (both days were above freezing) hoping for midges. No surface activity. I found a really nice wintering pool, though. My friend and I caught 6 fish total from it on streamers. I'd like to think we could have nymphed out way more than that, but we never tried, so I can't say for sure.

Justin - I agree on the seine net. I need to start surveying the drift better, and it would be nice to be able to catch flying bugs.

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