The Twin Lakes are getting chilly. Those who have braved the cold have been rewarded with some decent fishing. This week is looking cool and possibly a bit snowy, make sure you’re prepared for deep snow just in case. I wouldn’t expect much in terms of hatches; however, last week we heard there was a quick but productive callibaetis hatch. You never know exactly what will happen so it pays to be prepared. If you’re indicator nymphing, have a balanced leech on your rig, they’ve been the hot fly. Assassins and birds nests are definitely the hot nymphs. Chironomids and midges are also important. If you see tons of midges on the water definitely tie on a subsurface midge pattern. The bigger fish have been getting caught while stripping leeches or small streamers. Black, brown, and wine have been good leech colors, and black, white, and olive streamers have been the go-to streamer colors. Access is going to get tricky soon, we’ll be sure to let you know when you can’t get up there anymore.
Suggested Flies: Bird’s Nest Hare’s Ear #14-18, Dark Assassin #14-18, Bird’s Nest Or Black Depth Charge #14-18, Red or Black Zebra Midge #16-18, Black or Red Chironocone #14-18, Flashback PT #14-18, Red or Black Yankee Buzzer #14, Bruised Balanced Leech #10-14, Ruby Leech #10-12, Black Wooly Bugger #10-12, Olive Wooly Bugger #10-12, Black or Rust Slump Buster #10-12, Thin Mint #10-12, Olive or Black BH Mini Leech #12