The water was cold, high, and murky so that meant we were going to use streamers. Aaron and I kind of knew it was going to be, but we didn’t let that detour us because we’re super seasoned elite pro’s with a super crazy amount of fly fishing skills. We’re basically the like Master Jedi Yoda and Master Jedi Obi Wan Kenobi. I’m just kidding. We’re definitely more like Ren and Stimpy out there.

Cold High Murky Water Brown Trout

It was my first outing with my new Orvis Recon 10′ 3wt euro nymphing set up, and was I determined to give this new technique a go. The conditions for learning this technique were not the most ideal. The 10′ length reminds me of my tenkara rods, so I felt somewhat familiar with it right away. As the day went on, neither of us were having any sort of luck with nymphs.

Aaron made the switch to a medium sized articulated streamer, and was greeted by a beautiful brown trout in his first few casts. With the water conditions the way they were…high, cold, and murky. We should have been casting streamers this entire time. I even switched to a hot head woolly bugger and had some eats with the euro rod.

The fishing is only going to get better and better, and I’m looking forward to it!

Cold High Murky Water Brown Trout
Cold High Murky Water Brown Trout


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