Before I started my yard work today I went fly-fishing and I continued to execute my roll cast. I had a much better success rate (and it was nicer looking) when I went down stream. Across the current and upstream are a challenge because the drag on the line but I will figure it out soon enough (no rush anymore because I am in for the long haul and have a new attitude----see below).
I started off using a nymph because I didn't see any bugs or rises when I got to the river. I fished for about 90 minutes and decided to go when I saw a rise for the first time while fly-fishing. I cancelled my plans to leave and switched to a Blue Quill (for no particular reason) and threw it out where I saw the trout rise and made his presence known. It started sinking and I was thinking "what the %#!". Then I remembered that I had bought some " bug float" product. I read the instructions, applied as directed and off it went into the river and it worked (another first........solving a problem on the water).
Last but not least I got a book from the library yesterday titled "Positive Fly Fishing" by Marla Blair. Marla is a guide in western MA and she is the person who gave me an impromptu lesson at the Fisherman's Show recently. By the way, she was also quoted in Field & Stream magazine this month. I started reading the book last night after the Bruins lost (I needed positive thoughts) and the book is about making a person a better angler with the right techniques and ATTITUDE.
The yard is calling me.......................