I know I live in the land of "The Greatest Snow on Earth", but that really doesn't excite me the way it does so many others. Give me a sunny May afternoon floating around one of my favorite bass ponds over hurtling down the side of a frozen, crusty, mountain any day.
Ice fishing doesn't really do it for me either, so I've pretty well resigned myself to tying flies and shooting/pouring baits during the frigid months.
Bass were on my mind for much of the winter, so I tended to focus on creations to appease them.
but with a cold and gloomy Saturday, and an out of town wife, I was soon overwhelmed and couldn't stop myself from tying.
I tried a lot of new ideas I had kicking around.
I guess the trout will tell me if they were good ideas or not. I've also decided I want to try catching some larger trout this year, so I whipped up this sassy bugger.
If nothing else, I would imagine the smallmouth will thunk him.
I'm really pleased that the forecast is largely a good one so that I can go fling some of these bugs around soon.