Animas Lunch Report – 3/31/15 – Glass is Not Dead
April – We just posted our April Fishing Forecast, check it out here.
Layering – If you have been confused by all of the new fly fishing clothing that has come out in the past few years, you are going to want to check out Scott Harkins presentation on layering this Saturday during our Fly Fishing Festival. “Dress For Success: Layer For All Seasons” Saturday from 8:30 – 9:15 am at the Duranglers shop.
John – The river is still clear enough to throw streamers and big dark nymphs. Float fishing is picking up and the Box Elders are in bloom!
Tom – The Animas is off color…but I have fished it a lot dirtier. Make sure your bugs are big and black.
Kyle – Still eating his hipster lunches. Apparently he made a whole fair-trade barrel full of these.
Andy – The Animas looks like it has about 2-3 feet of visibility. This might discourage some, but 2-3 feet of visibility can make for really good streamer fishing on the Animas.
On another note; working in the back of the basement of the Duranglers shop, I recently stumbled upon a whole heaping pile of Duranglers fiberglass rods from yesteryear. With the resurgence of fiberglass rods (and technology) it would be interesting to take one of these out and give it a cast…it may give us a clue as to why glass was replaced by graphite. I am not sure, but these may not hold up to the standard set by the Scott F2 Fiberglass. The Fiberglass Manifesto coined the term “Glass is not dead”. I agree, these rods never died.
Fenwick and Eagle Claw/Wright & McGill rods are represented in this heap in 5 and 7 wts. I wonder how that 7 would cast an articulated meat monstrosity. I may have to find out someday…