Sunday, August 5, 2012
From my experience August has always been catfish month. This most recent fishing trip just confirmed that even more. My mother is still getting the hang of fly fishing. She recently took a Orvis Fly Fishing 101 class where she learned the basics of casting and how to rig the rod herself. This was the first trip where she rigged up her fly rod and tied all the flies on herself. The only help I provided was suggestions on fly selection. The trip was really a test for my new toy.
You can tell from the video I had more fun watching her catch it than if I had caught the fish myself. She did a great job fighting the fish and I could tell she was stoked the whole day. It was a really nice catfish and a great accomplishment to catch it with a fly rod. If this is an indication of the fishing in August, bring on the catfish!