Saturday, February 8, 2014
This Cold February Morning
My plan was to flyfish at least once a week until we move the clocks ahead in early March and then I will flyfish more!! That meant that I will fish the Swift which doesn't have ice that you can walk across like the other rivers that I fish. Those rivers are asleep and we should keep them so. The Swift is not asleep. I will fish it. I went to the Y Pool.
So, it's 7:30 am with a temperature of 2 degrees as I slog my way up to the Y pool. I know what's going to happen: my line will freeze to the guides for hours which will start me worrying about my bamboo tip. The line froze to the guides which caused me to loose the only real hit that I had. It was terribly cold. So be it!
I left at 10 am. I guess that a later start, say NOON onward, would have been better because of warmer conditions BUT I was driven to get there early. I had to do it. I'm glad that I did. I just described the definition of compulsive behavior.
Daylight Savings starts on March 9th. Winter's back will be broken by then except for the occasional bad day. Rivers like the Swift and the Farmington will call you. The Millers, the EB and other freestones will be a month away.
Good Days Will Come,
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 2:14 PM
Labels: guided trips on th East Branch of the Westfield River, Guided trips on the Miller River, guided trips on the Swift River