I spent last week chasing elk near Raton, but every moment not hunting was spent playing with the 4 weight below our cabin. The ranch has a little lake that has rainbows, and since I had never caught rainbows on a fly before, I really wanted to give it a whirl. The first evening it was 18 degrees with driving snow and ice covering everything. Steam was rising off the water as it cooled, but I was excited to fish. Once I realized that the trout were not bothered by the cold and preferred a more aggressive strip, I began to catch them consistently. By the end of the week I had fished in snow, rain, fog, and sunshine. The fish were especially fond of a black or black and green wooly booger, but a few were enticed to eat Clousers, ant imitations, and a few other assorted flies. By the time we left I had caught and released 103 trout up to 21". Hunting elk was fun, but trout on the fly was really a hoot!