Winter can be a very enjoyable time to fish. Sunny days make the cold completely tolerable and can lead to midge hatches that get enough fish rising to forget that it's the middle of January. This winter, however, has not been that winter. The cold spell that started off the winter throughout the country has been perpetuated in Utah by dreaded inversions, rendering the local rivers nearly inactive. The water temp hovers right around 32 degrees, slowing the fishes metabolisms to a crawl. Promising runs and holes have only given up small trout that can justify the energy expenditure for a small nymph passing by. The ones we fish for, on the other hand, have been hard pressed to waste energy to intercept an insignificant fly in its drift. We yearn for spring, can't wait for summer are so sick of winter etc., which is understandable. But we also have to remember that winter brings the snow that feeds our rivers throughout the year, providing life-giving, cold, clean water for the fish we love.
2013 was our 2nd full year of dedication to fly fishing, and our best year of fishing so far. Though work and school kept us all busy, and postponed the launch of the website, we made it a priority to put in lots of time on the water, particularly new waters, and were rewarded for our efforts. Some new places we explored became regular destinations. Though Logan isn't necessarily a hot spot for big trout water, it is, fortunately, in an area that has a LOT of quality water within a 3 hour radius. Throughout the year we tried to take advantage of this as much as possible. Here is a quick look at some of our favorite fishing moments of the year.
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