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Old 01-30-2020, 07:44 PM
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In a freestone stream in the winter, no. The water is too cold for naturals to come off. Worth a try though and I've been known to do that. However! For tailrace fisheries downstream of a dam the water is usually a pretty constant temperature all year long and bugs do come off in the dead of winter.

A number of years ago I was fishing a tailrace and the air temp was 19 degrees and by noon bugs were coming off!! Yep, they got about 3 feet above the water and fell back in and the trout were gorging themselves. It was quite the spectacle.

As far as droppers or indicators, er, bobbers, I only use a red foam Humpy dry fly as an "indicator". They float like a cork and often times they catch the fish not the nymph or wet fly.
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