Our season is now in full speed,your getting excited your heart is pumping you can’t sleep at night. So now the real question is are you really prepared, have you checked out your equipment fly lines unwound and cleaned,more often than not most people just simply return from a trip and pack there gear back in a drawer shelve or closet and forget about them to the next trip. Leaders when is the last time you replaced it cut them off and attach a new one be prepared ahead of time not while your sitting on a boat with screaming fish around you. Weather conditions what can you expect well simply prepare for the worst,work on casting in a head wind or cross wind, double haul stripping technics all of these things will help an angle enjoy there trip of a life time. Check with your guides outfitters and lodges well ahead of time not the day before you leave for flys and gear needed on your journey. Today’s resources available through the internet are endless,some simple homework about the area you will be fishing can be available on the world net look it up and areas around you so that you are prepared and ready to go when the time is here.
The spawn is on, in the last weeks we have encountered the new kids on the block no not that teeny bopper singing group. Roosters or should I say chix yes a very large amount of them last week they were six inches and maybe a half pound chix now this week twelve to fifteen inches and growing like weeds out of control. The numbers of these youngsters have been very impressive this was something missing last year due to El Niño,this news should put a smile on everyone looking to fool that elusive Rooster. This year once again I will be tagging and reporting caught and released Roosters to the roosterfish foundation so we can all one day know more about this wonderful speciesism. Locally water temps are stable but we still are encountering spring winds I keep waiting on someone to hit that wall switch and turn on summer. In our next few weeks lots of fly anglers arriving so be on the watch for our newsletter and my blog. Hats off to Robert Gray and Lee Brook on there very first roosters on the fly,till next time. TIGHT LINES.
Pictured Robert Gray from Hamilton, Montana with one of our New Kids On The Block.