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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
By Dave Graybill
I just got two new fly rods. One is eleven feet long, that I intend to use as a switch rod, and the other is a thirteen foot rod that I will use for spey casting. They are both from the Ye Olde Fly Shop in Summerland Key, Florida. I also got a large arbor 11/12 reel to go with them. I will need some instruction on spey casting and the appropriate line to try this technique, so it will remain in the case for a while. However, I think I can use the eleven-footer right away. I am going to load the reel with one of my nine weight floating lines and try it out on Rocky Ford Creek, near Ephrata. Back casts are difficult here, where I like to fish. Many of my flies can be found in the tall cattails on the edge of the stream to attest to that. I think I can use the switch rod to eliminate the back cast and put more of my flies on the water rather than in the cattails. We’ll see. If it all works out I will be putting my flies in front of trout that I haven’t been able to reach before, even on my best days of casting. If it works I plan to spend many winter days catching big rainbow on Rocky Ford this season.
This mile-long stretch of Rocky Ford Creek, near Ephrata offers great fishing for big rainbow for fly fishers through the winter months.