Wikipedia defines Research and Development, or R & D, as: “A general term for activities in connection with corporate or governmental innovation. R & D is a component of innovation and is situated at the front end of the innovation lifecycle.”
I have termed this spring my Research & Development period for McKinnie Fly Fishing Outfitters. This means learning new waters, floating new stretches of river, discovering new “honey holes” and figuring out the key to matching the hatch.
Over the last couple of weeks I have spent time on the Madison River, Missouri River, Rock Creek, Bitterroot and Clark Fork Rivers. Over the coming weeks I look forward to exploring the Smith River and Georgetown Lake…
It is hard work, but someone has to do it!