Thursday, February 23, 2017
Making it All Worth it.
After sitting at the vise for longer than I'd like to admit, I finally got out to test some of the new creations, and fish some old standbys. Brian, Andy, and I hit the river last Sunday to try our hand at some winter smallmouth. Winter conditions can be a bit tricky with a fly, so we took a spinning rod or two just in case. We ended up getting fish on both flies and tube jigs, everything needed to be super super slow and the takes were extremely subtle. Even though the takes were soft, as soon as they were hooked they still pulled like crazy in 44 degree water. Smallmouth fishing, in any condition is and always will be my favorite!