By Monthly Raffle Director Jeff Goyert
It's good that February is a short month; winter is in the rearview mirror and spring is just down the road a bit. It is a great time to plan your next fly fishing adventure. To help you do that we have for the monthly door prize the great book by Chris Santa "Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die". Time to get out of the rut of going to the same places year after year; this book is full of new and exciting places to fish.
While you are heading out on that new adventure, how about a new rod and reel. We have for a raffle prize a nice Maxcatch Premier 4 piece 4 weight rod. This rod has a carbon fiber twin ring reel seat and is a light weight easy to handle 8'6" length. It is coupled with a 3/4 smooth drag ECO reel. This prize includes a covered zipper rod tube and a soft reel case.
Another great raffle prize is a fingerless Islamorada Glove by Glacier Glove. Breathable and durable, this glove is designed to guard hands from exposure by providing 50-plus UPF sun protection. It is made with quick dry Elastane/Spandex and has a partial synthetic leather palm. When it is not raining or snowing at Pyramid Lake the sun can get really bright; these gloves are a great way to protect your hands.
When doing your late-night trip planning it never hurts to have a bit of liquid refreshment. How about a 6 pack of Slammin' Salmon double IPA from Mad River brewing in Humboldt County. Malty, hoppy, and robust this beer is dry hopped with Amarillo hops for a fresh piney citrus flavor and aroma. Robust yet perfectly balanced. What better way to increase the sometimes-needed creativity and imagination when planning a fishing trip.