flyguy writes "
Most of us fly-fishing enthusiasts, who can't spend the winter catching fish, catch other aspects of fly-fishing life to tide us over till that splendid day we so fondly know as 'opening day'. We do a lot of tying, spinning out both new and familiar patterns. There's also a good amount of reading available to us - from pattern details to fishing stories straight from the bull, doesn't matter, if it smells like a river, were in it.
There's also good coffee and banter to be had at the fly shops as we restock on supplies. It's also a good time to go to our fly-fishing club meetings and events, thanks to groups like MFFC, TU, and FFF who get us through our winter withdrawals.
Many of us spend endless hours tying our favorite patterns or trying our hand at new ones, all the while dreaming of a cherished stretch of river or things like the big one that got away, and how we'll make up for it!