12 May Fly Fishing Report May 7 2019
Spring has Sprung
Spring has sprung. The long days are back, birds are singing. Elk are back in Stanley, pronghorn have migrated back to the sawtooth basin. Geese on the river bank, Sandhills Cranes are circling like modern day pterodactyl. Yet, there is not a fish to be found and even worse the season is closed until Memorial Day….leaving us with the itch… and itchy itch that can’t be scratched. In this time of limbo, I find myself reflecting on last year season, driving the river scoping out new holes and perusing the internet for a new twist on old fly patterns to fool wily trout. I clean my reels, check the lines for nicks, count my leaders, tie some flies and then I wait… and wait. I take the boat to the car wash, inspect the trailer, check the tire pressure and wait some more. Finally, the day arrives when the fishing season is open, the river levels are stable and its time. Yet with all that anticipation and build up we find our-self to busy with life and work to fish. So this fishing season look back on May when it has come and gone and remember to make more time for nature and make more to FISH.