It wasn’t all wine and roses for my fishing outing at the Farmington. Shelf ice, one slip, cold water, and even colder rain made for an adventure. But, the bonus was that hardly anyone was out. I started off at dawn chucking big streamers. It was a quintessential roll of the dice on a winter
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.
Embarking on a new fly-fishing technique (in my case, making and throwing articulated streamers) is an exciting time. I read a lot and watch many videos. I consult with friends. The fly-fishing world again feels new and filled with wonderment. For each technique, there are definite domain experts. In the case of articulated streamers, Kelly
I fished on Veterans Day and want to give a shout out to all those who have served, or are serving, to protect our freedom. People like Damon Matus and Dan Wells, fellow blog team members, are an inspiration. Well, if you follow this blog, you might remember my usual drill these days: a 3:30