Just For Openers

Morgan Lyle describes how opening day — April 1 in many U.S. states — doesn’t imply the beginning of anything anymore. “Yes, you can fish all winter, but nymphing for sluggish trout in February can’t hold a candle to casting dry flies to rising trout during the Green Drake hatch in June. Some things you still must wait for, no matter what the regulations booklet says.” In the Schenectady, New York Daily Gazette.
Meanwhile former Fly Rod & Reel editor Jim Reilly — now back in school studying environmental science — says of his Opening Day celebration at Blue Springs Creek in Missouri: “I couldn’t help but think that I was probably the only angler fishing on Opening Day who had gotten skunked. And that’s perfectly fine by me.”

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