I recently was reminded by a posting by Alan (aka brktrt) that I still have much to learn. I am still a newbie and catching a couple of rainbows doesn't change that fact. It would be foolish to think (although I almost fell into that trap) I am competent at this stage. What is that saying...."you don't know what you don't know"?
As a result, I have to go back and start to assemble all the invaluable information I was given to my questions since this blog started and tie it all together. I will be reading and in some cases re-reading about techniques, strategies, etc. about fly-fishing.
While the season technically has no end in MA it seems to be winding down. Only some streams have been stocked and they aren't close to me (think Berkshires). Ponds in this area get most of the stocked trout and while I could fly-fish them I want to be on a river or stream.
It also appears that holdovers from the spring stocking on my local rivers are hiding from me or were all caught. There are a couple rivers that are about 60 minutes or so from me that I have heard hold fish year round; however, pheasant season starts tomorrow in MA and most (depending on weather & family obligations) of my Saturday mornings will be walking the fields and woods nearby. Of course Sundays are filled with football so that pretty much puts me into the week after Thanksgiving.
If anyone has any tips that you think a newbie should know, then please pass them along. Don't concern yourself that they are basic because I may have "missed that class" or someone else will answer the question (because they might not) because duplication is not a problem.
As always, I appreciate any feedback.