Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Swingin' in the rain
Coolest thing you learned in 04?
So now that 04 is drawing to a close, I figured we could all take a moment to reflect on what the coolest, best, most useful, most helpful or single most fun thing learned this year in terms of speyfishing. It seems the sport itself progressed a lot, not only in equipment, but in the general understanding of the casts themselves. So I guess I am just curious as to what each of you think as the coolest thing you learned, discovered, tried or what ever. Keeping this one vague on purpose. Equipment, technique, I don't give a hoot, just wanna know!
For myself it was probably the discovery of how fun and useful the trout spey rods are when combined with the right lines. Though I have not pushed the envelope nearly as far as it would go, what fishing I did with the rods was eye opening. They did everything I could have asked and a lot I never expected in terms of their fishabilty, flies they would cast with the right lines, fun while playing fish and most of all, fun I had fishing them. There are a lot more situations I would want to be carrying a trout spey now, compared to a year ago and I am sure that more situations will present themselves the more I use the rods.