Monday, January 13, 2014
First Cast Of 2014 - The Swift Of Course
Finally, a break in the weather!! I didn't even bother to watch the complete Patriots game Saturday night because I wanted a very early start Sunday morning. That decision made me the THIRD vehicle at the PIPE at 7am!!! It beats an 8am start when you really have to wait your turn. Thankfully, it didn't get too crowded for the three hours that I was there (they must have watched the whole game) and by the end it was just three of us that I could see. It was a good time.
The dropper was a Scud and the point fly was a McPhail Buzzer. The Scud took two 10 inch rainbows while the Buzzer took another two tiny bows and three BIG bows. Big means 16 inches.
I've had an "on again, off again" relationship with that chironomid fly. It makes sense on the Swift to have them ready and for 2014 I'll put more trust in them. Google "McPhail Buzzer" to get a good photo of this fly and instructions. I like using stripped peacock for the body and my flies were not lacquered but they still worked.
We will gain 10 minutes of sunlight this week. Think Spring!!