Sometime between my last post and now, the temperatures dropped, the sun slipped away and the open water fishing season came to an end as the lakes and streams around here (semi) slowly froze solid. For many, this is a sad time. A time to pack away the gear, maybe clean out a few boxes of flies or fishing bags, organize things again and maybe even dust off the fly box, should you tie.
It may sound like a sad time, but for me, it’s a time of renewal. A chance to think about the season that just ended–the wins, the losses, the lakes found, the lakes not attempted–and, even better, it’s a chance to think about the upcoming season.