I spent New Year's Day the way I have for the past few years - fishing. The Clinch was pounding down water, as was the Cherokee. So I headed up to Tremont against my better judgement. I figured a couple big nymphs was as good a choice as anything, but this was about fishing rather than catching - more a chance to reflect than anything.
I ended up having a pretty good day - 4 hooked and 3 landed in about 2 hours, before I got cold enough to call it a day. 2 of the 4 came to an orange scud tied by the man who made my rod, Dave Norling. I figured it was fitting to catch cold TN trout on flies made to fool trout in cold MN waters.
At any rate, it was a promising beginning to the 2010 fishing season!