Stillwater Fly Fishing 2
For many anglers stillwater fly fishing is a kind of ugly cousin to river and stream fishing. I admittedly used to look at it a bit that way. However, this time of year I actually itch to get out on the lakes.
When the ice comes off the fish feed like crazy and these are often much bigger fish than you might find in your local streams (my 6 pound brown this week being an example).
Stillwater fly fishing presents it's own challenges as well. Lake fish feed at different depths at different times and on different food items. Locating them is sometimes more challenging than it is on rivers that have clearly defined fishy water. If you're hesitant to try stillwater fishing just get out and try it during the runnoff this year when you have nothing else going on, and say "hi" because that's probably where I'll be.