The end of February is when the devoted fly fisher starts the dreaming and scheming plans for the upcoming season. With this years light winter, spring condition predictions are given and speculated upon. While we don't have any magic formula or crystal ball, conditions as of now look favorable for a really good spring.
The possibility of consistent flows, temps and hatches has been a pipe dream for a few past seasons. Will this season be any different? We can't say for sure. One thing we can comment on confidently is that we have fished/guided in unfavorable conditions for many seasons. We have gained a great deal of knowledge and experience dealing with "unfishable" water. We do not fear the imperfect.
Is it dry fly heaven you ask. NO. Is it traditional? NO. Is it better than not getting out at all? YES.
Fielding questions about conditions, information, dates and bookings almost daily. Clients doing their homework. Asking for back up options. Early season lodging availability. Tying lists. Gear recommendations. Gotta love the planning. If you think a guided trip is in your future. The future is now.
I will make one rock solid prediction for the 2012 season. I will master making the smoothest Dirty Martini by summers end.