Spring is in the air, and the water is warming up, and I don’t need multiple layers of clothing to stay warm. Our brief winter makes me take note and appreciate spring even more. The fly fishing is on a steady improvement upward swing. After we get into April it seems like my fly-fishing days get so good, I don’t even need to embellish my stories. I may need to tone it down so that my fishing stories are more believable. We usually catch good numbers of fish and sometimes some good-sized ones in the spring.

I like to target the Orange Mouth Corvina for a meal. They get large enough for a nice size filet, and they are fun to catch on an 8-weight fly rod with a sinking line. I usually fish with a group of fly fishers and making fish sandwiches is a popular meal for the group. Usually, one 16–20-inch fish per person is plenty. You get two nice filets. I remove the skin and grill the fish in a lime, butter, chardonnay, and caper sauce. I like to use a toasted baguette to serve the fish on and drizzle the filet with more wine/butter sauce, and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Bon Appetit!

Some fly fishers have the reputation for being uppity and if the fishing is too easy, they have a moral dilemma. I have gotten over that and have come to embrace the bounty that is saltwater fly fishing. If you haven’t tried saltwater fly fishing Puerto Peñasco is a good place to start.

Vince Deadmond The Retired Fly Fishing Hardware Guy can be reached at vincehasgonefishing@outlook.com and at (480) 818-1796