Just curious if anyone has had any luck with using wet flies, such as pupa and midge patterns through the ice?
I've been filling a lot of time tying flies for next summer and it occurred to me that a lot of these sinking wet bugs might do fairly well on the end of an ice line rather than off a fly line. I've never found a steel lure that seems to be very tempting to most fish under the ice. Bait always works, but there are places that don't allow bait.
At any rate, I'm taking my wet fly box out to one of our stocked lakes this week to see what those hatchery salmon and trout think of 'em.