Consistently inconsistent describes the weather this year perfectly. We went from having 60’s one week back to 30’s and 40’s. This morning I woke up to 4 inches of snow. We are only a week away from March and a couple weeks away from daylight savings time. I think all of us are due for a early Spring and on the east coast a lot less rain.
Since my last blog post, I have not been out after musky. Rain brought flows up and I had to cancel my most recent musky trips. The recent rains did not affect a local native brook trout stream, so myself and EthanMartin, owner of Taletellers fly shop slipped out for a few hours last week. Even with very cold water, the brook trout still rose to our dry flies. Definitely the top trait I love most about brookies.
I spent four days throwing streamers with clients the remainder of the week. We had a couple great days with numbers and size of the brown trout we were catching. The other days were work, which happens a lot when trying to feed a fish a bigger fly especially with low 40’s water temp. Regardless of amounts of fish seen or landed my clients caught personal best wild brown trout.
Episode 1 is done on my Youtube channel. This is my first attempt to bring a weekly video of my weeks fishing. With nasty weather this week it looks like a good time to do some fly tying videos. Be safe out there if your traveling in these conditions and remember Spring is just around the corner.
P.S. Taletellers Fly Shop is opening this Friday February 22nd. This is Lynchburg, VA newest fly shop located downtown at 920 Commerce St. I plan to be there first thing Friday morning to grab some fly tying material I ran out of. Please stop in and support America’s newest fly shop! www.taletellersva.com