Happy holidays to everyone out there! I hope everyone’s enjoying themselves and recovering from excessive eating and drinking… Jamie and I just returned from spending Christmas with family back in Pennsylvania. We got lucky and managed to travel without any major problems; a rarity now a days. As nice as it was spending time with family, it was great to get back home to Jackson yesterday. We’re keeping the holiday train rolling tonight and heading out to ring in the New Year with some live music.
Since we’re on the verge of 2013, I thought I’d think about fishing related things I’d like to try and accomplish this upcoming year. Who knows if I’ll get around to everything, but at least I’ve put ideas down in writing; a crucial first step in planning a new year of fishing. Soooo, in no particular order, here are a few of my goals:
Tie as many flies as possible BEFORE guiding gets busy, ensuring that I won’t have to spend as many nights at the vise after fishing all day.
Try to get in the Winds with Jamie and hook a few golden trout.
Explore several small streams in Yellowstone that I drive by every year but never stop to fish.
Get back to the North Platte in early spring
Bighorn, Bighorn, Bighorn
2 new trout paintings a week until spring
Take clients to new “secret” spots over around Dubois
Explore X creek with Matt
Overnight to X Lake with Jamie
Take Matt back to “that” lake and show him that you can fish it without getting shot
I’m sure I’m forgetting a few, but the ideas above are enough to get me started. Here’s to the New Year and new Fishing opportunities!