I love fly fishing. I really do. I’ve been fly fishing for about 17 years now, and I’ve been fishing for about 34. I learned to fly fish on the waters of the Upper Sacramento and McCloud Rivers. I cut my teeth one season of guiding on Hat Creek and the Pit River. I can sling BB’s fairly expertly. On my home waters I’m pretty good. I’m in the 10% that catches 90% of the fish. I have a lot of success on those waters.
And for the first time in a while, I find myself not totally excited at the prospect of fishing my home waters again.
Maybe it’s because I just got back from the Bahamas. Maybe it is because I head to Florida in 6 weeks.
I’m not sure.
I’m just thinking about the salt and not much beyond the salt. I’m thinking about 8 weights and 10 weights and size 1/0 flies and bimini twists.
I am having a hard time switching to think about the run-off swollen rivers, the 5 weights, the 4 BB’s and golden stone nymphs.
That stuff normally gets me fairly excited.
Maybe I just need to see the river again and feel the pull of a trout. We’ll see if that river can’t persuade me.
Tags: Upper Sacramento