Thanks to high water and a lot of orders needing completed it has been a bit of the same old routine for ACF since the last post. For going on six months now the plan for last weekend had been to head up to Lake St Clair with the kayak and get out on some serious smallmouth action, but the water is simply no where near warm enough to have the fish even thinking about moving in to the shallows for pre-spawn yet. Since that option was dashed by midweek I dug in and knocked out flies...a lot of them. The shot here is nine dozen weekend flies headed north as I type; a good selection of 8" Double Deceivers, Conrad Sculpins and traditional Deceivers. It brings a smile to my face knowing that these big flies will likely be hanging from the mouths of big fish in the coming months. The next few days will be tying, watching the Wings, and packing for a return trip south...ahh the life!