Winer hits the Salt River AZ

Winter hits the Salt River AZ. Marc and I braved the elements. Friday Rain and more rain temperature mini inversion thought it might snow but was too cold for that!!!!! in AZ!!!!
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Cold wet hands,shivering, the rod shacking!!! What a bunch of Sun Baked Fly Fishers!!!!
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Arrived around 12 lunch time went down river from the Blue pool absolutely killed it!! On our way bumped into one of our new friends who had fished from 7 am till lunch time landing over 30 trout plus a few bigger snap offs!!! So we were all lit up, ready to cast!!!
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Into waders, thick sweaters, heavy rain jackets and off into the depth we went.
Marc started stripping leeches only to see a blue winged olive hatch taking off, so he went to dry fly Blue winged olive, fish on and on. I stayed with indicator with a Miar leech squirrel tail my buddy Brian Foss tied up for me.

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As the fish were on the surface I put down about 2 feet off the indicator and below that about 4 feet a trailing black with silver size 16 nymph. I caught fish on both no problem. At one point my bottom fly snapped off so I fished just the leech under the indicator and caught 2 nice trout back to back!!! Great fun!
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Across from us two guys turned up on the other side one spinning and the other bait fishing with a worm laced in garlic!!!! We knew this as we could hear them talking across the water. They caught a few nice fish but on the whole the fly guys out fished them!!! We must have each caught over 20 plus fish !!
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We fished till dark, in the end putting on big dry flies with a small nymph about 9 inches under slowly stripping the dry fly with trout just taking the nymph below the surface. So cold at that point time to leave.
Winter in Az can be a bitch!!! Ha, Ha the rest of the country has to think we are sun crazed Fly Fishing pusss!!!! you get the drift!

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