In my quest to go twelve straight months with catching a trout I'm starting to feel the pinch of December coming to a close. The fact that we've had the coldest December on record (sixteen straight days without getting above freezing) hasn't helped. Streams are froze over with open water being very limited.
I gave it a go on a stream that I didn't' have high hopes for last week but didn't have much luck in the fish catching department. I swung streamers down through the breaks in the ice and in the more open waters but couldn't find a cooperative trout.
I added some peacock herl to the last one just for something different. Hopefully as I go on (and get better maybe) I'll get into some 'more complex' flies.