I had an e-mail (shad report#1) from TU and the first Hickory has been caught....not on a fly though.... Someone using that other method! It has been so windy I have not been able to go test cast my new boo rod. Got to find out what line works best on it. Local pond just thawed enough to have clear, ice free water. Have considered asking the rec center if I can use the gymnasium for an hour or so. Going to our cabin in WVa for the weekend....first trip up there since January 1st. Doubt conditions there will be much better though.