For some, trout season begins with the first skwalas of March or blankets of blue winged olives on the river’s surface in April. Others look to the riot of the Mother’s Day caddis in May, when the bugs fly so thick in the air you don’t even need to bring your own lunch.
But for many, the true beginning of trout season is those first hot days in late spring when the waders can finally be left at home, traded out for sandals or neoprene socks and the simple pleasure of cool water against the skin. The days when gearing up for a day on the river no longer involve layers of clothes and bags of gear, but simply a rod strung up in the back seat and a few flies on the brim of a hat. It’s a time for dusting off the old standbys—rods, reels, and flies—and for getting the cork dirty on that new rod you’ve been dying to put to the test.
The first casts of summer are some of the most enjoyable, because they hold all the potential of the season to come. Trout season is here—so here’s to new beginnings.
GEAR UP FOR TROUT SEASON
MEET ARTIST CASEY UNDERWOOD
Casey Underwood is an artist and freelance designer currently residing in Bozeman, MT. Growing up in a family of fly fishers, he was introduced to the sport at a young age. Today he is an avid angler and over the years, Casey's work has manifested itself in various mediums including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and digital media. Regardless of the medium, it's not hard to recognize elements of Casey's signature style. Above all, Casey's work strives to convey a unique and intriguing perspective on otherwise familiar subject matter. We are honored to have him lend his touch to Sage with signature pieces from hats, tees, to drinkware. Check them out below and grab them while you can! Follow along @cpunderwood