Fishing and Baseball. Spring Training and Opening Day

Fishing, Baseball, Spring Training, and Opening Day.

Opening Day of Baseball has arrived. Hooray!

I think it is the true sign of the start of summer. I know that the lunar cycle date is later in June. The traditional start of summer. Or is it Memorial Day weekend? For some it is even July 4th.

I believe was yesterday, April 6th.

Fishing and Baseball. Spring Training and Opening Day.

Fishing, Baseball. Spring Training, and Opening Day.
Peoria AZ. Mariner’s Spring Training grounds

Montana Spring Training starts in March. It hasn’t always started that early. No not at all.

Warmer winters in the last several years has driven local Montanan’s outside of their cozy homes and onto the river. The past 10 years has seen a drastic increase in winter and spring fishing across central and western Montana.

The Wet-Sdie, Missoula, has always had an early start with the popular Skwala fishery over there. It had been quiet here for years. Then more folks recognized the winter opportunities. Spring too.

So we’ve been engaged in Spring Training here for a couple months. Still pretty damn lonely here in December, January, February. But March marches in with Midges, streamer anglers, and the occasional 50F day.

So we have been enjoying the month of March warming up, getting the kinks out of our throwing arm, and oiling our mitts.

Peter Skidmore in Spring Training

March was fun, but it may be go time for us. Practice time is over. We are ready for the bigs. For games to count. Our team is in place and ready to play. Daily.

Just like those playing in the major leagues 162 games. You gotta be strong and healthy to make it through the entire 6 month plus season.

Spring Training has passed us here at Headhunters on the banks of Montana’s Missouri River. It’s over. Spring break is on though. We have enjoyed the tail end of winter and we are headlong into spring fishing. Since we spend the entire winter here, then the entire spring, fishing, spending time in the shop, and guiding…we feel we are all trained up.

But some of you are just getting into spring. Some have just started to think about fishing. No worries man. You got lots of time. The next 7 months are wide open.

Spring Training is all about getting out there and feeling your way around with a fly rod in hand. In baseball it is all about showing the coach that you are worthy. Worthy of not getting sent down to the minors.

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Safeco Field Seattle. Opening Day.

Getting on the field and enjoying the practice period. For those who fish it includes putting together your new gear bag, organizing flies, practicing your long cast, cleaning fly lines, re-spooling your streamer reel with a new line.

Where are you at in the process. Are you getting closer to Opening Day?

We do indeed have a Spring Special for those of you who want to accelerate your spring training session. $300 Guide Trips and lodging starting at 30% off. If you want in on this historic spring deal, call today. Get through your Spring Training period and move confidently towards Opening Day!

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Opening Day has arrived on the Missouri

 

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