Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Oregon Steelhead Water
I have had dryline winter success with the Ambush lines in 7, 8, and 9wt on my single hand glass rods. These lines have a 20' head so I cast across stream, make a pull back mend, and feed 5-7 extra stips of line into the drift and then swing across, often stepping down during the swing.
I've also used the CND 7/8/9 wt double taper on my Sage 8136 IIIe. Cast across, make a big back mend, step down during the swing.
My winter flies are bead head MOALs and Winter's Hopes tied on 4/0 and 5/0 Partridge Ms.