Winter fishing is slow and deliberate. I get to start the morning with a couple mugs of coffee and lumber around getting my gear together. This beats waking up early, frantically packing rods, waders, flies etc (or doing it the night before) and racing out the door with a travel mug. While I know fishing won’t pick up until later in the day about 9:00 my lumber turns into a pace as the caffeine and anticipation get the better of me. Both days I arrived with at least one other car in the lot, but I fished in relative solitude. Since starting the website I tend to think through content while I’m on the water keying in on themes of the day or taking pictures to round out the blog. These two trips I was selfish. I kept my mind on the fish and my camera in the pack (some photos from last year will need to do).
I also had the chance to get familiar with two new pieces gear. The first is the Simms Headwater Gear Bag and the second a William Joseph Confluence chest pack. While I’m not ready to write a gear review, both performed well.
All in all I had two really good days on the water. I’m hopeful my schedule and weather allow me to sneak out a couple more times during the winter season.