Played hooky yesterday and tried my freshly tied flies (just started tying in Feb) by poking around the Middle St Vrain above Lyons. Water was 40 degrees. Mostly open. Saw fish darting from open water under the ice edges. Managed to float some flies along the edge, both nymphs and dries. Big skunkarooni. Still, better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.