Posted By roger on November 13, 2013
The fishing is mostly done in the mountains. The canyon waters and the low lakes and reservoirs are fishing good. The creeks are very cold, and the fish can be lethargic in the mornings and evenings. The Bighorn River is fishing awesome as normal and many people are taking advantage of this fantastic water. Get out as much as you can. The lakes and creeks will be freezing over for the season, so get out on these great 40-60 degree days for some late season fun. I look forward to seeing anyone else on the water in the cold weather months. Diehards like me are few and far between in the winter days. I recommend wearing some hunter orange just for safety. It is hunting season and although we are not required to be seen, some hunters may not see you in their line of fire.
Beau and I are holding open tying at the shop on Saturdays from 12 noon to 4 pm. We are allowing people to come in and tie flies with their own materials and tools to build friendships and share ideas during this time. The fishing stories are fun as well. Our 70 inch TV is available for tying videos or sport games. It is open to up to abut 20 people at a time, so bring your stuff down and stay for an hour or stay for four it is up to you. Our class room at the back of the store is where the open tying will be going on. We hope some of you will stop by and take part. This is a great way to learn and get better at what we do. So far few are taking advantage of this amazing opportunity that the shop is offering.
We are also having Friday night tying from 6 to 9 pm. This is basically the same as open tying, but adult tiers are allowed to bring a beer or two and we will take a collection if people want a pizza or two. This is a fun time. Bring your stuff to tie and have fun. This is not a drunk fest. Adult tiers only. 18 to 20 yoa are welcome, but no alcohol will be offered or allowed to be consumed by anyone under 21. Some times the Po-Po are tying with us. These Law Enforcement Officers are great guys, so be mindful, they don’t want to have to work on their off time. We are looking forward to creating some fun for the winter months and we hope to create a great learning and sharing atmosphere for the local tiers.
Hope to see everyone at some point of the winter. Stop in, reservations are not required at this point.