In less than a week I’m floating the Saluda River in Columbia, SC with a good buddy of mine to target some tailwater trout.
Supposedly these particular trout are big fans of streamers and big flashy nymphs, which I currently have very few to none of. So I’ve been trying to tie some up.
I have a problem though.
I’ll be leaving for the Keys in a little more than a month and have literally been dreaming about bonefish, tarpon and permit most nights for the last couple of weeks. So every time I sit in front of my vice (see I spelled “vise” wrong on purpose as a form of subtle word play or a “pun” if you will) to tie up some streamers or nymphs I end up tying Gotchas or Merkins or some other form of flats fly.
These most likely won’t work on the 12″ stocked rainbows I’ll be fishing for in less than a week…
Hmmm? I’m guessing this is what people refer to as a “first world problem”.