As of November 1st, the lower rivers are now closed until Jan. 1 for the winter Salmon spawning season. That means we have to wait for the new year to hit the local watering holes and we must trek higher into the mountains to get our "sling" on. I'm feeling a trip over 88 to the East Walker coming on fast and I've heard that Hot Creek is a great fishery in the winter as well. Anyway, tis the season to be tying so stock up on those flies this winter to hit it hard in the new year. Happy Tyin! D.