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June 2011 Archives
I learned at a pretty young age that it is dangerous to assume that you will catch fish every time you try. However, this is pretty easy for me to forget, I haven't been skunked in a while on the spinning rod. Yesterday when I headed to the Mettawee River in Granville with a few friends I wasn't even planning on getting a bite, just looking to work on my casting and fly presentation as this was my first time on the water with my new fly rod.
I purchased a fly rod earlier this week, and am anxious to try it out. However I have to work all day Saturday, and have a prior commitment on Sunday. Monday is the day! I am going to head back over to the Mettawee River in Granville since I had some pretty good luck there two weeks ago. I have a few questions that you might be able to help me with though...
I have a feeling that this summer I am going to spend most of my disposable income on outdoor gear. This means I will be doing a lot of searching and researching to find the best quality goods for the right price. I will keep you informed on what I am looking to purchase, and will review each new product here. So that you, my faithful audience, can offer your own expertise, or use some of my research and field-testing to guide your own purchasing decisions.
I have been using the same fishing gear for years now, a 6ft. Berkley rod, Abu-Garcia spinning reel, and 6lb. Stren Monofilament (clear blue). I usually use Eagle Claw snelled hooks and Canadian Nightcrawlers for trout, and any number of lures/artificial bait for bass. After fishing the same waters the same ways for years, I need a new challenge.
Let's get one thing straight, any type of trout fishing can be a bit of a challenge. With all of the rain and flooding this spring, it has become even more difficult throughout the Adirondacks.This time of year, any of the countless lakes and ponds can offer a more enjoyable fishing experience than streams and rivers, as they are not affected as much by high water levels.