Friday, August 17, 2012
Keep It Fun.
We've had a few early morning trips that were frustrating and humbling for our clients. Sentences like "What the hell was wrong with that drift?" and "Just eat it!!" There are times when the angler does not bring an A game. An A game is the only game to bring right now. I've seen more fish swimming under flies this week than eats. You change the fly, tippet, mend or cast and get the same result. Get creative with fly choices, seek the eater, first cast the best cast and have fun with the process. Getting wound up about a fish's eating decision is not going to help. Hang back and observe the game. Really observe it. Much of this game is visual. Truly seeing what's unfolding is what separates really great anglers from the rest of the herd. The other skill is intuition. Gaining intuition is never easy. It comes from a very long time on water.
Kick back, relax and listen to that river tell you everything you need to know.