A truer saying has never been spoken. But of course I am speaking of fly fishing.
Spring is springing. Snow is melting. The thaw is finally coming. I can't wait!!! We can actually begin to see the ground (without snow on it). Soon the rivers and creeks will be flowing high and hard (and muddy). Then, right behind this, comes the fish. Let's then get out and fly fish Idaho.
|Western Cutthroat Trout|
|Can be quite large!|
If you are really lucky, you might just catch a cutbow. These are a hybrid made by the mating of a rainbow and cutthroat. There are no standard colors. This trout is just as ravenous, but I always catch the most on large streamers. It may look like a rainbow or cuttie or any combination thereof. The best way to identify is though by the orange/red lines under the jaw. These also a really fun to catch and may again be quite meaty. I find they are most hungry in the spring.
So grab your gear and get out there and go hunting. Be very careful though when wade fishing in the spring. There is always a lot of flow and it can be very misleading. There is nothing wrong with wearing a PFD (personal floatation device) on top of your waders. You always want to make it home so your wife/girlfriend can get to your heart any way she wants.
Hard takes, tight lines and early spring cutties to all.
Tags: Spider Fly Tied
Spring High Water Winner