With the new year approaching quickly and my fishing likely done for the year, I find it hard not to start thinking of some goals for next year, and reflect on this past season.
Starting with the past, I had a decent season this year. Got on the water about 150 times and primarily fished trout. I think I’ve figured out the Farmington pretty well, although that’s a place I’d like to try through the winter months to see how the fishing compares. I also made out fairly well at the Deerfield, with about a dozen decent browns landed all year in addition to a load of stockie ‘bows.
Next year, I’m planning on fishing primarily for two species: carp and bass. I haven’t really fished hard for bass on the fly in a while, and I’d like to get back to that. Topwater strikes never get old, and I have a handful of huge articulated streamers that should hopefully let me target nothing but the biggest bass in the lake.
And while I’ve fished a lot for carp, I haven’t done much where I currently live. I think it would be a great learning experience to find a bunch of new bodies of water with them, maybe develop a couple new flies for them, and hopefully smash a PB or out put up some weights equivalent to what the bait fishermen are catching around here (which is HUGE!).
Having trouble thinking of a couple new fly fishing resolutions? Here’s some ideas… I believe it’s very important to set some goals while fly fishing, even if you don’t end up sticking to them. Put some bew ideas into your mind, get out doing something new, and you’ll have a lit more fun on the water.
Happy holidays to all, and if I don’t write again before the first, here’s to a great 2017 of fishing!