Well, with the Saturday morning forecast anticipating 11 °F, I’ve decided to pass on fishing. Instead, I’ve been making streamers for my trip to Arkansas’ White River for big browns (three recent streamers posted on our Instagram page here). I’ve also been looking at my fly boxes and replenishing. I know which flies have succeeded
Most flies are OK. Some work well. Some consistently produce, and they’re my Confidence Flies. My list of such flies does vary over the years; for example, I these days rarely throw a Pheasant’s Tail, Hare’s Ear, Frenchie, or Pat’s Legs. They don’t seem to work as well, and I suspect that is because many
At the Salmon River (post here), I noticed that my Thomas and Thomas Contact #6 did a great job at indicator nymphing. It is a deft fly rod. I don’t enjoy chucking bobbers, but the Contact added both power and finesse and was a joy to cast. So, I brought it to the Farmington today.
Thank you for a great 2019! The blog again posted a profit, and we again gave away 100% of it to charities. We unanimously voted to donate the money 50/50 to Project Healing Waters and Casting for Recovery. The current blog team (Jamie Carr, Joe Drake, Ashu Rao, Dan Wells, and I) busily wrote quite