Saturday, March 3, 2018

What do you wear?

As Winter drags itself kicking and screaming into March around the country, the current temperature here in Colorado is sunny and 65 degrees with more of the same predicted for the next ten days.  I'm not predicting Spring quite yet as the crocus aren't blooming, the trees aren't budding yet and there is still snow on the ground.

But, the nice weather has got me thinking that my favorite time of the year is just around the corner, which got me remembering fishing trips past.  While going through the archives and looking at old pictures I was surprised at the number of pictures that reminded me that I'm no model for a classic fly fisherman. Many of the places I fish are rough and tumble waters that on my best days I won't wade.  Others are shallow and small and there is no need to wade.

When the temperature tells me it's time to fish, I'm all about comfort. The only places I wear waders is on the Blue River and the Arkansas River unless the temperatures dictate otherwise.

I can't remember the last time I wore a pair of waders and I'm pretty sure that none of the fly fishing magazines are going to ask me to pose for a cover photo. So my question is, what do you wear on the water?