Let me say this first, I hope everyone is safe and well during this weird and strange times. It has been a while since I wrote on here and with everything on pause, I figured this was a good time for me to share this. Things here are the same, but different, I’m still writing for FlyLords Mag, still tying flies, woking on videos and just finished school for the summer. Who knows what will happen in the fall. Until then I’m making the best of a bad situation and I hope your are or at least can.
So, with everything going on, trying to fish has been difficult, as they closed conservation areas, parks and nature areas in part of Ontario and beyond. This is hard not only for me, but for everyone and especially those who make their living in the outdoors and associated businesses (guides and fly shops). I have decided to make lemon aid out of lemons and have picked up a Euro nymphing rod.
To learn something new and challenge myself to new species and the techniques and associated gear that goes with it. A Euro rod presents it self a whole new challenges to me, new terms, “a sighter’ dropper, point fly, anchor fly, the list goes on. What the hell does it all mean? I have learned as much as I can at home, now its time to get on the water safley of course and to stay local.
Follow me as I struggle to learn and adapt the euro style of fishing for resident fish, mostly trout which I don’t really fish. Video’s will be posted weekly and I hope to learn as much as possible and share it with you, if you haven’t done it before, we can learn together, if you been doing it for a long time, enjoy the show and try not to laugh too hard. I will be discussing terms, rod set up, flies, gear and mostly what not to do, as the struggle will be upon me for sure to learn this new technique and add a new skill to my tool box.