Shad have arrived at Weldon, NC on the Roanoke River.  Went down Monday to welcome Spring with a bent fly rod.  Shad has always been a annual trip for me and a couple buddies.  If you have never fished for shad on the fly rod before its a awesome way to get rid of that Winter funk.  Fishing in the Winter can be tough for a lot of different reasons, so its great to get through another Winter.  When you locate a school of shad catching can be nonstop. Most times if you are doing everything right its every other cast.

With the shad here the striped bass are not far behind and thats the highlight of Spring in my opinion.  It won’t be long now the hard hitting and hard pulling stripers should not be missed.IMG_4449