I am under the impression that winter flying tying is inversely proportional to the ambient air temperature. The warmer it gets, the less inclined I am to hit the bench. It's not that I've been fishing more in these warmer temps, because that's definitely not the case, but the warmer temps must have me thinking of things other than tying. Could be the flu that's been going around here, that is responsible for my lack of motivation. Or I could be getting burned out on tying already. I think I've tied about 15 or 16 dozen so far this winter. I'd like to get another 3 or 4 dozen more tied before the open water season gets underway.
These warmer temps over the past few days have been helping to open up a few areas of ice on the local streams, though it's a far cry from spring yet. Not quite warm enough for me to hit my trusted spot. Fish don't seem very active yet. I've gone down to the Locks at work during my lunch break, to check for any signs of white suckers. Nothing yet, though the tundra swans are honking down there to beat all hell.
I'll just be more patient and wait a few more weeks until we get a bit more runoff, then the action on the streams will pick up a bit more. Until then, I've got some tullibee to chase after. All this melt has got to be good for something. I sense the tullibee bite will be picking up here any day now. Yum.