Things I do in off season...
1) Increase my exercises (calcific tendenitus in both shoulders, wrists and forearms, etc)
2) Go to the NJ Fly Show
3) Look at maps to find new bass flats for spring
4) Make rock and roll salt water fly fishing videos
Was working on #4 last weekend. My friend and I are (rank) amateur musicians. Adding our music to fishing videos, then giving the videos to friends, is a subversive way to get folks to listen to our music.
Got a GL-1 before the last season and captured about 2.25 hours of fishing this last season, including some great shots of albie feeds at Montauk in the fall.
About 1 hour of this is usable for the videos I edit using software named Final Cut Pro.
Save the old songs we wrote as digital waveforms and import them to Final Cut Pro, add it as an extra audio track.
The nice thing about editing fishing videos during the winter is the number of times I get to look at images of the water, feeds, friends and buddies hooking up.
Have to admit, though, within a month I'll be stir crazy and looking for the start of bass flats fishing around Sag Harbor.