I thought it would be cool to see what people learned this last season, where they learned it, and how it has helped or changed things for them. Could be anything, new fly, new technique, new way to patch waders.. Just something that made fishing, easier, simpler, more enjoyable, or more effective.
Personally, the biggest game changer for me this season, was managing running line. I learned and mastered the concept of holding loops of running line, rather than coils. Something I've never really had to worry about until this year. Fishing mostly small water, tons and tons of running line has never been an issue. Until now. So, this whole concept has really upped my distance game. My casting at distance is smoother, more accurate, and a whole lot less frustrating. Picked this up from Deneki/Alaska west blog. Took a while to make it a habit, but now that it is.. its a great thing.
So what did you guys/gals learn?