LIGHTENING THE LOAD

 Most of the trout I catch on the Frying Pan River will be taken with one of the fly imitations contained in this box--I hope!

Most of the trout I catch on the Frying Pan River will be taken with one of the fly imitations contained in this box--I hope!

I’ll be heading to the Frying Pan River soon and the challenge that I’ve made for myself this year is to reduce the number of fly boxes I carry when I’m fishing. It’s not going to be that easy because I really like tying flies. At least, I’ve fished the Pan for years so I sort of know what I’ll need in terms of fly patterns, but there are lots of variables when you fish the early season. The one thing you can almost always count on this time of year is you’ll be fishing small flies. Anyhow, I’ve made up my mind which fly boxes I’m taking and make no mistake I’ll still have plenty of flies. The question is will I have the right flies? I’ll find out soon.