Thursday, August 2, 2012

Settin' Sail


This pic was recently posted on Facebook by my buddy John Meskauskas at Stuart Fly Fishing in Stuart, FL.  John guides fly and spin anglers on some of the most prolific waters around Florida's Treasure Coast.  John's told me of the opportunities for sailfish practically right off the beach, and this pic sums it up....Glassy-flat water, the coast barely visible in the background and an intimate encounter with one of the most majestic creatures of the sea.  I can't wait to get back down there!
It feels like Florida around here these days and we're really struggling to keep any substantial amount of water in our streams.  Some of the localized downpours/storms that went through earlier in the week had beneficial, but mostly short-term impacts on flows since we have been so bone-dry.  The next few days are going to be really hot, but we're going to possibly get a soaking late in the weekend.  We'll have to wait and see how that develops. 
Bass fishing is still the best bet currently, and that won't change until we get some rain and/or cooler weather.  There's no need to be fishing trout water that's anywhere near 70 degrees when we have so many warmwater options in Vermont. 
Next weekend we'll be teaching fly casting and listening to some great tunes at the 8th Annual August West Festival in Jay, VT.  This festival's a great time, so come up and check it out!
Come on up to Jay Peak on August 12th and join us for a Fly Fishing 201 Class in a great setting!  For just $59/person, we'll teach you fly tying, essential knots, fly casting and we'll get to fish on Jay's stocked trout pond!  Space is limited, so call 802-644-2214 to reserve your spot!