Your trout, fly, rod, reel season reflections
This season was interesting for me in regards to trout fishing. I canoed and explored some local rivers when the water was gin clear and low. I saw a surprising number of big bows that moved like rockets in the cold snowy water dispelling my previous thought that they were slow and sluggish. Which they are comparatively but they were zipping around in frigid water too, even residing in fast water
My fly preference has graduated again. For years I used primarily bead head zonkers with rabbit tails with large success. Then I began using nymphs with a SH before discovering Spey. After which when I began my 2H rod love and sold all my SH I used cone head streamers of varying colors to moderate success. Now yet again I've moved into clousers and traditional Spey flies with great success
As for rods, anyplace other than Spey pages I'd be embarrass to admit my collection will only grow
I also learned if you want to catch a fish by skating or any other way, dedication is the key. But I never resign myself to anything other than the mood I'm in and the conditions around me
Prior I thought fishing for trout with a six or Seven weight was sacrilege. But having discovered big water and fishing conditions versus what fish you are fishing is much more intelligent and effective. When possible go light. Although I still think a lot of us overload our rods.
It was a good season and I'll likely explore some winter trotting 2H work
What about you?
Last edited by J.James; 01-21-2016 at 01:27 PM.