Monday, December 3, 2012
Flyfishing in December...in central Iowa!!!
It isn't often we get to flyfish in December, here in central Iowa! I flyfished a nearby lake from Noon to 4:30pm on Saturday, December 1. Action was very slow.
The ones that did strike were still very aggressive about it and fought well. I managed to land 12 Rainbow Trout. A guy using spinning gear stopped to talk for a bit... Said he'd caught 6. I didn't see any of those get caught, however. He was interested in my flyfishing, and said he'd bought a fly rod, but was sort of intimidated by it. He thought he might bring out the next day and give it a try.
I tried a lot of different flies, but kept coming back to the one that really worked... The "Chili Pepper".
Here's some pics:
This next one was bizarre, in that it was a really dark color, lots of purple. Was this just a melanistic Rainbow Trout, or spawning colors, or....? Ever seen one like this?