Its mid winter, with snow on the ground, and Ladin and Steve are fly fishing on the beautiful Big Lost River in Idaho. Against the backdrop of snow capped hills, Steve is first to strike landing a lovely plump Rainbow Trout on a Baetis Nymph pattern. Ladin is next to hook up and enjoys a tough battle with another strong rainbow which takes some long runs in the heavy flow. They are fishing a section of the river a couple of miles below the Mackay Reservoir and they seem to have found an area well populated with chunky rainbows that are actively feeding. Their friend, Larry Hardie is next to get into the action taking another nice fish on a small Copper John nymph fished under an indicator. With a trickle hatch of Blue Winged Olives, the guys are enjoying some terrific fishing here, running their nymphs through the riffles and finding no shortage of willing fish. As the session come to a close, Larry moves upstream a little and has time to land another stunning winter rainbow trout of 17 inches, which Steve kindly nets for him, to top an incredible day's fishing on the Big Lost River.
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