Winter is coming and Ladin and Steve are back fly fishing on the Elk River in British Columbia on a brisk October morning. Conditions look promising so the pair start with Ladin using a nymph indicator set up and Steve on streamers. A few hits and misses for both anglers follow, before Ladin finally hooks up, but after a short fight the fish drops off. Steve then lands a lovely fat Cutthroat and Ladin decides to move on to using streamers too. Using a black streamer, called a Muddy Buddy, Ladin works the pool using classic down and across, swinging tactics varying the retrieve and depth. He quickly scores with a couple of lovely plump Cutties. They move downstream as the sun breaks through and find a stunning looking pool set against the backdrop of the snow peaked mountains. Once again they find success with the Muddy Buddy with Ladin landing a 20 inch, possibly 4lb Cutty. Steve then spots some fish rising in the slack water created by a fallen tree, so casts a dry into the area and is rewarded with another lovely Cutty. A fantasic session from the guys, just proving just how good the fishing on the Elk River can be in winter.
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