April is right around the corner. Many will make the effort to feed that Jones they've had all winter. Many will come back with the feel good standby statement of "It was great just being out". That's all well and good. But wouldn't one rather say " Man, what a great way to break in the season"!!
There is a technique for April. It is called by many names; nymphing, the dredge, bottom bouncing, junk rigging, short and long leash dog walking, etc. We dig the subsurface game. The rigging, flies, indicators and shot keep our interest. The light tug to the slam. The mends and drifts that are interrupted. New patterns get the test. Old standbys at the ready. The new leader formula that you've developed under high security clearances.
It's a constantly developing technique for us. Not the same 9'x4x leader, two flies, a Thingamabobber and some split shot. Keeping it fresh daily. We'll be out next month throwing the junk. Availability is good for the potential "Hello my name is------- and I'm nymphaholic. Help is just a email or phone call away.