Thursday, February 26, 2009

Don't forget the essentials!

Great spring fishing has arrived! Many of you may be planning your first big fly fishing trip of the year...or already packing up! If you have not used your gear in awhile, make sure to do your "pre-combat inspections" before you arrive on the water. Be sure to check out your fly line...maybe even clean and dress it. Always tie on a new leader. Open your boxes and make sure you still have all the ammo you thought you did. Stock up on new tippet material and floatant, as well. There are few things worse than getting out on the river and realizing you have only ten inches of 5x tippet left on your spool and the cap is off your only bottle of Aquel!