A break in our winter weather, so I grabbed my gear and headed to the SRW section of the South River. The air warmed to the fifties, and the water to the mid forties.
no hatch, but in winter water, the slow, deep runs and pools, the fish were responsive. i lost several early strikes, as my hook-set was faster than their winter takes. but i did catch several rainbows, none over 12″ though.
for a midwinter fish outing, not bad- no frost bite or iced guides!