Just what is the most important season of the year? Is it the Christmas Season? Is it springtime, or summer? Is it Stanley Cup Playoff Season? Those are all great seasons, as are autumn, winter, baseball season, etc. But I'm tellin' ya, the most important season of the year is fishing season, and it's almost upon us. I can just feel an 18 inch. smallmouth fight me and my 5 weight fly rod, I can almost see the flash of a brookie as it darts from cover to attack my streamer, or worm. And pike, well until you've fished the upper great lakes, you don't even know.
Another month and I'll be hip deep in a fast stream, or sitting in a boat, laying out those flies I've been tying all winter long.
So, you other fishing fanatics, what's your favorite fish to catch, your favorite bait or lure, and favorite technique? Me, I'm gonna say light/medium fly rod, going after big bass or beautiful brookies and rainbows. Techniue? Put the right fly or streamer in the right place with the right presentation, and set the hook.
I'm gettin' the itch. I can almost smell the green forest and dusty trails. I wish I was twenty years old again. It's harder to walk a rugged, streamside path, through knee-deep muck, and nettle that clings to every step you take, trying to hold you back. Adn don't forget the logs you have to crawl over, the beaver dams you have to cross, without falling in to the pond, and branches that seem to reach out and touch you. And I won't even get into the bugs! When you catch fish in U.P. streams, you've earned them. You've worked for them. And the feeling is fine.
Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North