Most fly fishers don’t brave the Winters and fish waters open year round. With that in mind, the season openers are but a few months away in many parts of the country.
It’s time to start organizing that gear you stashed away last Fall. Check out the rod, reel and line. Organize those fly boxes and if you tie, start charting what you need to tie up in advance of the opener and what hatches will progress through the year.
It is possible that your region will have various ‘sportsman’ shows or fly tying expo’s and club sponsored how to expo’s. Check on line for your region or ask at fly shops etc. for any possibly close shows/expos you could attend. These shows always add some anticipation to the season and some motivation to get busy.
If you tie flies or have been considering it, these shows are a great way to learn various styles of tying and also to often figure out how to do that certain technique by watching someone more adept at it than you. Fly tying materials, tools, gear and techniques await you at these shows.