Come on Spring

25 02 2019

Normally Winter doesn’t bother me.  This year though, especially the last month, has been a royal pain in the ass.  Record cold, freezing rain and Cyclone Bomb winds have played havoc with my fishing.  I don’t mind some bad weather but this is getting ridiculous.  I’ve been tying all these flies but I haven’t had much of a chance to try them out.  I’ve run out of boxes to fill so tying has taken a back seat for now.  I did pull out all my old reloading stuff though.  Figure I’ll load up every round and casing I have and then sell all my reloading equipment.  I need to start minimizing all my stuff so I figured this would be the best way to start.

I did take a break Saturday afternoon and took some time to go swing some flies for a bit.  I drove by the river earlier in the day out the level and it appeared to be dropping.  So far so good.  A few hours later though and it had started to rise.  but the time I was done the level was up enough to where I couldn’t wade my usual.  Even worse was the fact that one of my spots had filled in with silt during the winter.  Instead of a firm sand bottom I was now wading in about 6 inches of muck.  I figure it is all the run off from the golf course.  Even though the visibility was good upstream the creek flowing out of the golf course was pure mud.  I am leaning more and more towards getting my boat or kayak rigged up so I can better access some runs and holes.  We’ll see how the Spring run goes.  I may not bother if I’m doing well on the Ohio tribs.  I currently have a trip scheduled for the North Shore of Lake Superior come April.  If all goes well I will be able to check another lake off the list.

Until then here are some of the new patterns I have been tying up.

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