It’s been a while since I picked up a fly rod, as hunting, teaching, and tying flies have been keeping me busy. I headed north with my good friend, Antonio on Saturday to see how the Rim country was looking. After checking some of the local forums, it appeared that everyone was going to be headed north to fish the creeks, so instead of rushing to be the first there, we did a bit of scouting in the morning and looked at a couple of different spots that we both had been interested to see. Around noon, we finally made it to some fishable water, but the bite was pretty slow by then. Antonio brought a couple of fish to hand, while I had a couple come unbuttoned at the net.
Although the weather was beautiful for February, it was a little bit disheartening to see absolutely no snow on the ground. Without some snow and water in the highcountry, I have some concerns about the summer and fall flows for this year, but I guess we still have a little bit of time for some precipitation. At the end of it all, it was a beautiful day in Arizona.