Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Are We Crazy? No Question About It.
--the tides are right.
--you're not facing a stiff offshore wind.
--wave action is reasonable meaning no large swells.
--the fish are not consumed by the spawning urge.
--the fly you have selected is something the fish is interested in - can change-day-to day.
--the presentation does not scare the fish and its done so the fly is presented as an easy meal.
--the sun is in the right position and water visibility is good.
--you're far enough away from the fish so they are not spooked by movement or shadows.
--the hook is super sharp and the bite tippet is of adequate size and strength.
--you are good a spotting fish and occasionally running down the beach to make an intercepting cast.
--you don't get frustrated by sun bathers, shell collectors, joggers, swimmers, and an assortment of other non-fishing folks that will get in you way at the most critical time
--you're pleased to see spin fishermen working bait or lures catching two or three times the number of fish that you can nail on a fly. Moreover, they will be fishing in conditions that will cause your fly line to wrap around your neck.
--you have the time to out tropical storms or unfavorable winds than can stir up the beach for a week or more.
So, why come back. Here's the reason