TIED UP. Welcome to the heart of winter, as we spend much of the next week below zero – for highs and lows. Don’t fret though, it gives you the perfect opportunity to get your gear in order for spring and complete those tackle projects. We talk about those tips and more in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: The Eyes Have It. Clouser Minnows accumulate in a crappie fly box, all lined up for spring.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 2/4 – Cold Again. Hi -5, Lo -9, Wind N@15, G23
Tomorrow: Tue 2/5 – Light Snow. Hi -2, Lo-12, Wind E@8. 1” Snow
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
8:10AM 5:45PM 12:55PM 12:32AM
Moon Phase: New @ 10:04PM
EDGE HOUR: 5:15-6:15PM. Moonset and decreasing winds will highlight the end of the day in our Edge Hour.
ZAP IT! When tying barbell eyes or bead chain eyes on flies such as Clouser minnows or crazy Charlies, lock them down with multiple figure eight wraps and then center them on the hook shank. Secure them in place with a drop of Zap-A-Gap or other quick-drying adhesive. This way, they won’t twist or turn.
REEL WORK. Take time now to ensure that reels are greased up and in good shape for spring. Look over each one, remove any grit or debris and add a drop of reel lubricant to gears and other moving parts, where recommended.
LINE UP. Get an order for new line in now for the upcoming seasons and spool spare reels with a backup as well. Fresh line will cast better and ensures a strong connection to that first lure of the openwater season.