With the dry fly fishing shutting down around much of the country, what's a fly fisher to do in the winter?
Well, why not combine two popular outdoors activities this season? Fly fishing and snowshoeing.
We've written about the fly fishing snowboard, which was a stretch, but fly fishing and snowshoeing is a more realistic combination.
Not that extreme winter sports with a pole and hooks attached to you isn't a good idea. But it seems fly fishing and snowshoeing is a more realistic pairing, as The Seattle Times writes this week.
Plus, snowshoeing, if you've never tried it, is great exercise and allows you to cover snowy terrain you wouldn't be able to navigate otherwise.
And if you ask me, getting outdoors, even in the winter, beats "sitting at the fly-tying bench" any day.
Interested in learning more about winter fly fishing? Be sure to check out our other winter fly fishing reports: