Wuhan – you suck!!
I’ve had to cancel half my Guiding season, my 2020 Untamed CXI trip has been postponed to 2021, and my custom fly tying has fallen off a cliff. Not to mention what this Lockdown has done to retail sales…
We will however get through this Pandemic intact, and luckily for us, we have an awesome customer base who have been a fantastic support so far.
I have noticed that everyone is going a bit stir crazy at the moment (and that's me being kind), so I thought I’d suggest a few ideas to help you work on a plan for when restrictions are finally lifted, particularly for us poor Victorians.
Practice your Casting
Everyone has already been tying flies like crazy, and if you are really dedicated, you’ve also been taking the opportunity to work on your casting. If you haven’t – start practicing today, your later self will thank you!!
There have been plenty of great casting tips during the lock down, so look up the likes of Chris Dore and Leigh Dowell to name a couple.
For my own casting, I have a reel with a dedicated casting line on it, and using it for practice does two things:
I have some great options for casting lines, and they start at only $60, so let me know if you need one.
I’ll be surprised if we are “allowed” to venture too far from home when they relax our current lock down, so what I’m going to suggest is that you look at your local fishery with fresh eyes.
Get out a map, see where you have not fished before and then plan to do some exploring. Rivers, lakes, estuary, beach, whatever you have near you.
Look at your gear. Is it in good shape? Is there a new leader on your line? Is the line cracked? Is it clean? Do you have the right gear and flies to focus locally?
If you find yourself short of a few things, or if you have some JobKeeper money burning a hole in your pocket, we specialise in all aspects of outfitting our customers with the best gear for all budgets and situations, and we would love to help you out.
I’d like to finish this quick blog by thanking everyone for their support during this tough time, we really do have the coolest customers!