I’m not a big believer in New Year’s resolutions, I’ve noticed these resolutions are rarely kept, however I have decided on a New Season’s resolution instead. As a personal challenge I have decided to restrict my fishing to dry fly only for the whole of the 2013 trout season.
My definition of dry fly for this challenge is very broad, I will fish emergers, surface lures, if I fish still waters I might even use a booby but I will only fish on the top. I’m not just restricting myself to traditional tackle either, I will fish both fly rod with reel and Tenkara/Tanago.
I know I will catch less fish but I’m hoping to hone my dry fly skills to a new level and to learn to bring fish up when they are not showing at the surface. Maybe it won’t make me a dry fly expert but I’m looking forward to the challenge, no doubt there will be difficult times but I’m optimistic that as the year goes on I will achieve a new level of ability with the dry fly.
I’ll be reporting back here as the year goes on, whatever you have planned for 2013 I’d like to take this opportunity to say Happy New Season!