Executive summary: I’m trying new tactics in new water and it’s working. I’m not as frustrated with spring as I once was. March browns, BWO’s and the most gargantuan carpenter ants I have ever seen are on the water. Micro-mays and San Juans are also moving fish.
Full report: Each of the four seasons present specific challenges locally. A couple of weeks ago, I would have told you that I was the least confident in my tactics in the spring. Spring has looked so differently the last few years based on snow-pack. It’s hard to nail down pages for the playbook when things are so inconsistent.
I’ve found a little bit of a groove recently, which I realize sounds trite but I can forget easily that I’ve been at this fly fishing thing two years now and there’s a lot to learn.
#1. He has superhuman vision on the river. I consider myself pretty adept at reading the water, but where I see runs, riffles, and boulders…Doug sees pebbles.
#2. He genuinely enjoys others catching fish as much as catching them himself.