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Tyler Legg
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Thursday, January 7, 2010
1.) Cold temperatures have persisted from the Rockies to the east coast over the past week or two. It has been downright cold for NC. Temperatures are chilly all the way down into the deep south. North Florida might even see some light snow. You know it's cold when the Sunshine State is watching for frozen precipitation. Temperatures might rebound a bit in the next week or so, but, no 60's or 70's. More like upper 40's to low 50's. The famed "January Thaw" might not happen this month!! With all of the cold air we've seen over the past few weeks, the Carolinas have seen several runs (numerous in the mountains) at snow or some type of wintry precip. We're just adding to the runs with the next system set to arrive tonight. As the system comes from the west, most of the moisture will be eaten up by the mountains in the western part of the state. Still, scattered light snow showers should move through the Piedmont, with little to no accumulations. The mountains might see more.

2.) All of this cold air has really slowed down the fishing. You can still catch fish, but you'll have to slow down and get the fly right in front of them. They're not going to move much to grab a fly. Use enough split shot to get your bug close to the bottom. As far as fly selection goes, use smaller flies. Copper Johns, Pheasant Tails, and Fox Squirrel Nymphs in sizes of 18-24 "ish" are just a few examples. Again, getting the fly down deep is the key.

3.) I was asked a few days ago if I would write an article for Blood Knot Magazine. I'm currently in the process of putting one together recollecting my summer brook trout excursions in southeast Tennessee last year...(You know, the trip where I was attacked by a nest of yellow jackets...). It's looking great so far, I'll finish it up over the weekend and send it in.

2 comments:

thebarblesshook said...

Gongrats on Getting the invatation to write and article.... Hopefully some day i will be able to do that. I think you will write an amazing article that people would like. Especially summer brook trout.

FishyboY
(TheBarblessHook Author)

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

Thanks Wray!! I just finished it and handed the article over to them. They emailed me and said that they loved it and it would go great with an upcoming theme called "Size Doesn't Matter" in the magazine...I'm pretty pshyched to say the least!!

Tyler

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