Welcome to a new fishing year. I started developing momentum last year for once..
Instead of track spikes to get ahead this year, it will be my new, size ten, wading studs. That and a new web page that’s more flexible; water reports, field observations, discoveries, click-able fresh photos, and more…..
January 3d in the canyon.
The Truckee river it is very pretty right now. Lower flows allow an approach to most of it easily. No pulse pounding wading….. The bug menu is somewhat predictable, and the styles used are more routine now. This lets a fisherman master things quickly, and fall into a repetition of the cast and drift cycle.
Winter provides fewer visual distractions, as well. Less animal life, and no foliage, contributes to a monocolor awareness.The mind quiets. That incessant inner voice may actually pause. Suddenly, you are peacefully detached, unencumbered by normal life. Fishing as meditation.
In my experience, that is right when those finny buggers will eat my offering…..
I used to think the fish, somehow knew that was the moment to strike, to mess with me the most.
Now I am thinking, that when my mind is perfectly relaxed, my drift is better.
It can be tough getting into the fish’s head. I’ll keep at it though…