I'm not losing my mind, losing my mind, losing my mind...
So far, no go with a hitched fly for smelt; but I haven't tried a waker yet!
The hole in the ice inside the shack is @ 7' long; if I break down my 4-piece 14-footer and go to a short-belly line due to back cast restrictions (the propane heater will otherwise burn the coating off the line during the formation of the D-loop), I think I can wake a bomber...a very, very small bomber.
I'm either tying flies, building rods or drinking.
Drinking is good ...
Actually, winter is probably 90% behind us. By mid-March we could be in the 70's; end of March 80 degrees is not common, but not unusual.
Couple of years back (late March) at the first Rogue Charity Clinic poor Steve Choate got so sunburned Dr. Yin had to perscribe for him. (Got to 86 degrees that Saturday) I cringed just looking at him come Sunday afternoon even with the SPF 100 basted on.
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