It has been way too long since I have posted. I would love to be able to use the excuse that I was too busy out in search of new water and catching new species of fish, but that was not the case. Instead I was only able to get out a handful of times when life allowed it. I will probably never go into detail about the few trips I took these past few months; however, I do look forward to getting out soon. Future "plans" are to hit up the Driftless Area in Iowa with my good friend Mike sometime this winter. The season never closes and it would be fun to find a hatch going on in the winter and catch some wild trout. I really would like to get into fly tying more. I do it once every few months and at that rate, I'll never get good at it. I also have a few books I would like to read (or finish reading.) I am currently reading Muskie on the Fly by Robert S. Tomes and it has really inspired me to chase these toothy critters this coming spring. With my first baby due in the middle of April, I will be wishing for a quick winter so I can get out as much as I can in the early spring. Maybe hook into a few new species on the fly rod and have a few good stories to talk about. I will probably search for carp at the water treatment plant on the Fox this winter. The water is always favorably warm and the carp just sit and suck up bugs. I need to do a better job of reading the hatch at that time and try to mimic it as much as possible.
Sorry again for the lack of writing. It is something that I love to do, but always put it off. That will be changing.
I see an adventure on the horizon...and I look forward to writing about it.