It's kind of like Pitchers and Catchers reporting this month for spring training. Yes, there are no games to be played, or fish to be caught, but its that time of year to get out and loosed up the shoulder and elbow and get ready for the spring.
After last nights Rahway River TU presentation and mild weather today I decided to go out and air out a few casts. Had a great talk with a great bunch of guys last night. Thanks to tiers Brad Buzzi and Scott Stryker for stopping by and sitting in. For those tyers out there that need a reason to get out and tie some flies there's two events coming up. This Sunday Shannon's Fly Shop will be hosting the Sparse Grey Matter Fly Tying Event at the Califon Firehouse, and on March 23rd the RRTU will be hosting the March Fly Tying Madness in Cranford. The latter donating all flies tied that day to Project Healing Waters, Casting For Recovery, and TU's Veterans Program.
So as you start to beat down Cabin Fever with the shows, tying events, casting practice, or even some ice out fishing in the fresh and salt waters, know that warmer and fishier days are coming soon, well, coming in the next few months.
This Saturday I will be presenting "Fly fishing the Jersey Shore Surf" at the Jersey Shore Surfcasters Surf Day. Not only is it a huge event, it is great that they are bringing in fly fishing to the show. I will have a booth and be doing a seminar at 115. It's held at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. You can read more about it and see a lineup of the vendors and talent, HERE.