My preparations have involved getting out and doing some casting for trout and casting on the lawn with the new 8wt. My neighbors must think I am a nut-case with all the 'lawn-fishing' I have been doing.
Need to get back and tie some more flies - but seem to have a good enough supply of clousers and sand eels to last a while, have to focus on those herring flies some more. BTW I love that sheep hair for those flies - very nice translucency when wet and a good profile.
Here is a picture of the new toy - boy does it zip line
Wish it was a better picture - Diamondback Backwater with garnet wraps and silver accents.