Damn you, Omicron! Sadly, this recent COVID spike has forced the postponement of Director Matthew Vinick’s world premier of “Summer on the Farmington.” Originally slated for Wednesday January 12, no make-up date has been posted — but I’ll let you know when it comes down. Certainly it was a difficult decision, but it’s surely the right one. And we still have something cool and wonderful to look forward to! (Not to mention craft beer.)
Also noteworthy is the CFFA’s decision to cancel their Expo Saturday, February 5. That’s two years in a row with no “best little fly fishing show in New England.” But we also appreciate the CFFA’s concern for us, and we will look forward to its triumphant return in 2023.
It’d advise going fishing, but really, it looks brutal over the next few days. Me, I’m going to be working on presentations and tying and dreaming about warmer weather, hungry fish, and tight lines.
Steve … re: the cot on your thumb… do you use those for winter steelhead fishing? Does it keep your fingers dry when retrieving the line? I use woolen pullover mitt/gloves and only expose the tips of my thumbs and index fingers while fishing which works pretty well but anything extra to keep them dry would help to keep them warm. If so, where can one get those cots?
Hi Paul, those are Buff finger guards. https://www.buffusa.com/buff-products/finger-guards/pro-series-finger-guards/pixels-desert-3-per-pack/15301?channable=030e6d696400313533303109&utm_campaign=t2ó-202109&utm_content=Buff+Pro+Series+Finger+Guards+Pixels+Desert+(3+per+pack)+&utm_source=google&utm_medium=FreePLA&utm_term=Pro+Series+Finger+Guards&gclid=CjwKCAiAz–OBhBIEiwAG1rIOkX0E9rYyNhDfcsbnh6uIDALS8itgaBnJvz4DVgqRWg3gcSncYYFnhoCBZMQAvD_BwE
They are intended to offer protection from striper thumb and other abrasions. They will neither keep your fingers dry nor warm. You might want to look into black latex gloves or Gorilla Grip gloves. Hope that helps!
Thanks for the feedback Steve. I’ll check them out.