I’m not ready to hang it up quite yet. The temperatures are dipping down into the 20’s at night and barely reaching above 40 in the day [that’s Fahrenheit]. Today the sun didn’t grace us with it’s presence until 8:55AM and will quickly make a run for it this evening at 6:33PM. Snow has made it’s way down to the base of the hill but has managed to stay away from the bowl. This has forced some of the crew to call it quits for the year. Not me!
This afternoon I am planning to meet up with a fellow spey caster at one of the local ponds I met through a local fly fishing forum. He is a member of the Scientific Angler Pro Staff and I asked him if he had some spey lines to try out. He graciously offered to let me test drive a few on my two-hander. I don’t imagine many folks get the opportunity to test drive fly lines. I know from personal experience I’ve been able to test drive only a few lines. Mostly incidental when test driving a fly rod. I think a majority of folks [including myself] buy fly lines based on reviews from fellow anglers.
The afternoon session is considered a warm-up for tomorrow. I’m planning to hit the home waters one last time with the two-hander. My guess is that with the drop in temperature and the dwindling food supply, the rainbows and dollies are making their way back to deeper water. Hopefully for me, not without grabbing a bite or two to eat before they take refuge. I’m flying solo this time. The usual suspects are either homebound or out of the state.
Wish me luck.
Update:It ain’t gonna happen. Once again forces beyond my control have forced me to be homebound tomorrow. I did spend a couple hours on the pond today working on the spey cast.