Round Up – Gear & Tips for Cold-Weather Fly Fishing in Fly Fishing 2019, Round Up
Die-hard fly anglers don’t let the weather hold them back: They gear up and go, rain, sleet, or snow. But most have a well-worn, stay-warm routine. According to Wade Fellin, a fishing guide and manager of the Big Hole Lodge in Wise River, Montana, “It took lots of trial and error to come up with my current gear pile.” But after many cold-weather trips, including steelhead fishing on the Salmon River in single digits, he discovered the essentials. Here are some tips from Fellin and other pros about what to wear and how to stay warm on the winter waters.