I’m sick of monochrome: It’s time for color. It’s zero degrees right now and snowing: Time for some heat too. Tired of tying mayflies: I’m ready for some of the real ones. I could put out a fishing report but it has been sub-zero every night and the river is slushy. So instead of a pic of that, here’s a pic of this instead:
And yes, we caught some fish this weekend though they required a lot of grit. Nothing has been easy lately. Vehicles have been stuck. Hands chapped. And the pics I have were taken on solo adventures, trout in hand over water. So here’s a two-footer taken on an Iso in June:
The Midwest Fly Fishing Expo is this weekend and by Thursday afternoon the fly shop will be empty. We’ll spend the weekend immersed in all things fly-fishing. We’ll have our usual deals, and all the new products, and ten quivers of rods, and it’s going to be a whirlwind tour. But that’s not the best part of the show. The best part is that we all get to join in a collective dream of the Michigan spring.
The Spring Catalog is here! We are still updating a few items at www.gatesflyshop.com…
We’re closed this weekend! See you on Monday for the beginning of what looks to be a prolonged warm-up.