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It’s that time of the year again, time to look “down the line” at the the 2012 fishing season and the steps we can all take to get ready for another reel screaming season.
First and foremost…….GET YOUR DAYS BOOKED NOW! The most talented flats guides in the Keys book well before the new year. The prime windows are the first to go. Get some!
Practice, Practice, Practice…….Start taking the time now to get out and do a little casting. Take advantage of the windy days by grabbing the rods you intend on using and spend at least 30 minutes per session casting from multiple angles into, and across the wind.
Cold, rainy, snowy days are great days to go thru your gear. Check your lines for cracks, clean your reels, look at your rods for wear in the guides and inspect for “nicks” on the blank. Replace all cracked, cut, and scuffed lines before arriving in the Keys.
Order your flies now……Most guides have their own special flies, but we all have standard fly patterns that will be used during your trip. Talk to your guide about these flies and get them ordered, most preferred tiers are too busy to take orders just prior to the season.
These are just a few things you can do to get ready for 2012!