Got my new Orvis Saltwater rod for clients to use today. A nine foot nine weight Recon rod with a new Hydros reel. To complete what I think is the best set up it has a clear sink tip fly line which I will complete with a nine foot leader with ten pound test tippet. Not that the stripers (and pike) are so big that such a heavy rod is required but rather that I like to use big flies that take a lot to cast.
Last week spring was coming. You could see the difference in the light and length of day. Temperatures had even begun to warm. I took the signal and got started registered the boat, ordered my new stuff from Orvis and was watching the boat launches to see if the ice was gone. The new brochures have been delivered and a few dropped off at the the local chambers of commerce and the information centers on the Interstate.
At the beginning of the week I was having thought of spring. Apparently word got out that I was making plans and Mother Nature caught up with me. Started snowing Wednesday evening and was still snowing when I went to bed on Thursday. Yes we got some! This is the view out the office door looking at the now piled in kennel. The best part is that they are now talking about another storm next week.
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