April 18, 2009 04:06:07
Posted By shefisher
A big spring storm came rolling through Colorado yesterday. I was supposed to take a trip out today, but the spring storm and cold scared off the client. So now I'm indoors keeping warm.
Here in the central Colorado Mountains, we didn't get all that much snow, but the wind is blowing. Now, wind is not news. Here at the foot of the Continental Divide we get lots - I mean LOTS - of wind. So much wind that us superstitious flyfishers avoid even saying the word "wind" during those rare calm days, as though merely uttering the word will invoke it. We refer to it simply as the "W". Sometimes that's even enough to cause a breeze.
That means I'm indoors finding other things to do. One of my tasks was to set up my Amazon affiliate links for the Flyfishcafe.com website. My intention was to link to flyfishing books. Instead of the general category, Amazon displayed a list of flyfishing books. I was amused to scan down the list and find, in order, these two titles:
Flyfishing for Bonefish. OK, fishing for bonefish is great fun. Won't use that one, though. Next.-
Flyfishing for Dummies. Now there's something I've never tried. Dummies. Are those in saltwater or freshwater? Do I use dry flies, nymphs, streamers? Maybe those will all work. I know there are some dummies in Colorado. Probably everywhere for that matter. I just never thought of fishing for them.
Maybe that's what I should fish for in the 40 mph wind.