Do you subscribe to the Sage and RIO blogs? The Sage blog at, https://www.sageflyfish.com/experience/sage-blog, has lots of interesting fishing stories from writers around the country....and world. I loved reading Nine Months of October by Rob Parkins. I like his lifestyle, elk in the freezer, wood stacked by the door, and fall fishing. He tells us what weight rods he likes to use at different times and why. It's easy, enjoyable reading.
If you skip over to the RIO blog, at https://www.rioproducts.com/, you'll find more short stories with a bit more focus on lines and leaders. Check out Tips for Temps by Scott O'Donnel. But while you're on the site look around, it has a wealth of information. If you go back to the home page (just click the big RIO in the yellow bar at the top), you see the Line Selector, a really cool tool for helping you select the right line for your rod – any brand and weight. Enter your rod and see what it has to say.
Both blogs entertain us with great videos and photos, and at the same time we learn about the products we like to fish. And while you're there, sign up for the blogs. It's an easy way to keep up with new products, new technology, and a delightful short stories.
In many places, like here in the northeast, trout season opens in April with fish feeding a parade of insects emerging, hatching, and dying on the water. As a fly fisherman, it's important for us to be able to determine what the insect is, what it is doing, and how to present our fly in a way that catches the fish. While there are several insect groups, mayflies are the most popular and often the hatch that you will need to imitate.
Fly Fisherman Magazine online gives us an easy read on the mayfly and how to better prepare for the game when it opens in the spring. http://www.flyfisherman.com/how-to/understanding-mayflies/
“Outside By the River”
We found this entertaining video on MidCurrent. It's very well done and I think Jean Phillip describes why we all like to be Outside By the River. We hope you enjoy it. Thank you MidCurrent and Jean.