I saw a window of opportunity today to take the rod out and pursue a few winter rainbows. I rarely fish small stillwaters, but with good water (with excellently conditioned fish) just a few miles from home and usually a good winter fishery, I thought it was worth a crack. As I drove further up the valley, there was a little snow on the ground. When I found the lake, it was heavily iced over. Back home to the vice then to tie a few for warmer days.