This is the weekend it begins again, Trout Season! Have you prepared for it? Cleaned your fly lines? Coordinated your fly boxes? Read as many river reports as you can find? Tried on your waters and boots and cleaned them? Got new tippet and leaders? Practiced your casting?
Ever notice how a golfer practices and practices their golf swing? Well, you should be doing the same for your fly casting. It's the one thing you can do to improve your opportunity to achieve a tight line. Grip, cast, drift (GCD) is no different to excellent fly fishing as stance, grip, swing, is to a good golf game.
Now that we are ready to fly fish, the rivers are waiting and the water is high. Be careful on most rivers now as the flows will be strong and the holes deep. Not many bugs around so use those nymphs and dropper rigs (dry fly with a bead-head or weighted nymph attached). The tippet between the dry fly and the attached nymph for a dropper rig should be a little longer then the depth of the stream you are fishing.
Enjoy, be safe, and let's go fly fishing.
Richard and Jim
Letting you know current conditions and best approaches.