It's that time of year when all of us start checking out our fishing gear, tie flies, and look for any and anything about Salmon and Steelhead fishing......the juices are flowing!! The days are getting shorter, the nights longer, and the Kings are starting to feel an urge to ascend the river where they were hatched. And we all know the Steelhead won't be far behind as well as the colder temps and snow.
Each season is always different and that is something which I relish. River height, flow, and temperature will all be affected by the weather and the Salmon and Steelhead know how to adjust accordingly.
Adjusting a technique or trying new techniques can be very rewarding and downright enjoyable. There is something special about catching a Salmon or Steelhead while trying something that is new. It is like the first time all over again, yet there is that familiar feeling on the end of the line. I seem to remember those moments the most, regardless of the size of the fish.
Hopefully your gear is up to par and your fly boxes are full. The season is about to be in full swing in a matter of weeks!!