Author: Will Rice
Our attempt at literary pieces to help our fellow anglers.
I don’t do a ton of winter fly fishing - but I always look forward to it. The number one reason: it is usually so different than fishing in the spring, summer and fall months. The number two reason: there are typically fewer people on what are normally busy sections of river. Number three: the fishing can be lights out.
"The permit was about 50 feet in front of me and I was lucky enough to have a moderate wind at my back. He was moving in my direction – the opportunity was as perfect as I could hope for. My first cast was short but the permit didn’t spook. My second cast was surprisingly on target. As the permit got closer in his methodical search for crabs I gave my bug a short strip and then another. I caught his attention and he moved toward my fly..."
This is why we why we volunteer.
The weather is changing. We know it. You know it. The fish know it. Here are a dozen reasons we like traveling and fishing big bugs in the fall.