Happy Thanksgiving friends! With 2017 winding down, we wanted to take a moment and say thanks to you folks. You've made this year awesome for us and as always we've enjoyed getting to know all of you. From our family to yours, thanks for making us a part of your journey.
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Thankful for freestone browns and for @arboranglers making me part of the team! If you’ve been wanting to start fly fishing check out the shop in Golden this Saturday for the best deals of the year! Photo @jakobbur
Kaizen (改善) - meaning "continual improvement" in Japanese. The perfect word to close-out the 2017 Backcountry Season. From ice-out to ice-on, I learned a lot about life above treeline. Crossed off few bucket-list alpine lakes - but somehow added more than I crossed off. Walked well over a hundred miles. Caught hundreds and hundreds of Cutthroat. Plus a few trophies. Tied, used, and lost my own flies. Got married to the love of my life - @amandaraecroy - about half way through. Leveled up the stealth game - but managed to spook more fish than I care to recall. Moose. Bear. Mosquitos. And a few midge and chironomid hatches when conditions were just right. Early Mornings. Late hook-sets. Botched net jobs. Frozen lakes. Perfect Casts. Top-water Terrestrial Eats. 100+ Fish Days. Perfect conditions. Native Cutthroat. And miles and miles ramblin' on with ol' @ramblin.rash going uphill, both ways.
The White Walker is a simple pattern that has been producing lots of fish on our local water through the fall and the early days of winter.
It has characteristics of a Prince Nymph and the small black stoneflies you probably already have in your box, but the addition of the CDC feather and tying it on a jigged hook makes it unique and gives it some extra action. We like to fish it as a point fly in a nymph rig or at the bottom below a smaller nymph to get down fast.
#14 or #16 barbless jigged hook
Appropriately sized slotted black bead
6/0 Uni black thread
Black UV ice dub
Light grey or white CDC
Optional: wrap the body in medium blue wire for extra GoT points (not shown in the video)