Winter is a great time of the year to improve your fly fishing knowledge, and feed your addiction until the season rolls around. Let's face it, in Vermont when the forecast calls for a high of 3 degrees, like tomorrow, even the most die hard anglers are probably going to find something better to do. During the winter I especially enjoy reading up on tactics and techniques and then perfecting them on the river in the spring. I find that many people including myself have preferred methods that can be hard to shy away from. The best anglers are knowledgeable in all aspects of fly fishing, and identify where they can improve. The beauty of fly fishing is that we will never know everything about the sport and there is always something to learn.
Going back to last season I have really decided to focus on tight line nymphing and have committed to learn as much as I can this winter. I cannot wait to really commit some serious time this spring to perfecting some of these techniques. To me it is a blast to learn something new, and I can tell you from experience that if you give new techniques like tight line nymphing a chance you will hook more fish. With that in mind, I wanted to share an awesome web site and blog that has some of the best and most consistent content out there. The dudes at Gink and Gasoline will keep your Facebook news feed filled with awesome fly fishing content. Check their website and look them up on Facebook.
Ben Wilcox Owner/Guide Maple Country Anglers