Wednesday means it's Video of the Week time and for this week we turn to the boys over at Montana Wild. They put together a (long) short about fly fishing in the crystal clear trout waters of their beautiful state, so without further ado here ya go!
While I might have just gotten "turkey fever" yesterday, today it turned chronic. I couldn't even get out of town without having to stop in the middle of the road so a hen could cross in front of me...to go to a gas station of all places. That's right, she walked from the parking lot of a Mexican restaurant to beside the parking lot of a gas station. In the Asheville city limits. In the middle of the day. Yea, I guess you could that got me fired up just a little bit.
It's April. The weather is warm, the sun is out, greenup is well underway even in the mountains and I was fishing Hatchery-Supported trout waters today. My fiance had to come up to Asheville, NC for some things this week, so we left Charlotte Wednesday afternoon and made our way to her mother's house just outside of the city in Woodfin.
In my first post about fly fishing, we discussed proper rod selection. So now that you have had time to chew on and digest all the information regarding fly rods, it's time for the second course: Reels! I'll be the first to admit that my knowledge on fly reels is limited, so while I am not a beacon of light on this topic, I will be pointing you in the direction of those who are.
Enjoy solitude? Ever wonder what lies in remote stretches of water? Up for a challenge? Then prepare yourself to practice until you are perfect, fight through tangled brush and get knee deep in water because fly fishing is the just sport for you.
We've all seen, at some time or another, a photo or video of someone effortlessly whipping a fly rod and line above their head, making a perfect cast to the perfect spot. A smile then appears on the angler's face as a fat hungry trout rises to take the dry fly they precisely landed over it. It is images like this that inspire many to try their hand at fly fishing, even if they have no idea where to start. Because of this, we've decided to help clear up the "water" and put together some information into a 3 part series, designed to head you in the right direction. The intended result? To make you that angler with the smile on their face.
Sometimes the great ideas that we have just need something to bring them to the forefront. The Inside Out team will be putting our talents to work and sharing our knowledge and love of the outdoors with anyone who wants to listen.
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