During spring the water run off increases the flow of most rivers. During this time, not only can fly fishing be more difficult but it also can be very dangerous. Any time you are wading or boating on rivers it is important to be respectful of the water. Its important to understand that currents and eddies may not look, on the surface, as powerful as they are and can be. Especially during spring when rivers can usually be at their highest levels its important to be respectful of the strength and power of fast moving water. When I fish in the spring I like to take some extra fly fishing gear. Whether I’m wet wading or fishing out of a boat I pack a solar blanket, extra waterproof jacket and socks as well as a life jacket, fire starter and maybe some hand warmers. So, if you are fly fishing this spring make sure you respect the water and be prepared for any situation you may get yourself in.