Well, we are past the Ides of March and I’m just about over skiing. Almost. For the last several weeks I’ve been thinking about the lakes on the east side and tying flies. And now we have some good news. First, the Blackfeet Fish and Wildlife have posted a news release indicating that the reservation waters will be open to both motorized and non-motorized use again this year. As you probably know, there was a scare last year over the concern about invasive species. There will be inspection stations, so please be sure to get your watercraft inspected. It’s important. Second, the lakes are starting to open. I understand that Kipp Lake has some open water, but I’m not sure about the others. It’ll be soon.
So in preparation for fishing Kipp, Mitten, Dog Gun, Mission, Four Horn, Duck, etc., this Thursday’s fly tying night will focus on Rez Flies! Come and tie your favorite. Maybe it’s a polar chenille leech, water boatman, scud, or whatever. Personally I am a fan of Denny Rickards’ patterns and I will be tying his seal bugger and stillwater bug. What, you haven’t heard of the stillwater bug? Come and watch me tie a couple. You won’t be disappointed with this fly.
See you Thursday. Doors open at 6:00 PM and bring your favorite beverage.