Sunday, May 20, 2018

Still here...Update

Yeah, I'm still here.  Not been fishing yet, but I'm still hanging in hoping that my days off and nice weather will align soon.  We had rain and hail almost every day last week and it's looking like more the same today. At least my friends are getting out!

So, what shall we talk about today?  How about some more fly tying?  I've never claimed to be the best fly tier (tyer?)  I've got old chubby fingers and the patience of an ant, but I do keep trying.  The only good thing I can say is even ugly flies catch fish!  I don't always use the right materials and I do like to experiment
with oddly shaped flies.  Isn't that how Ralph Long got started?

Another big problem I have is I get bored easily.  I can't for the life of me tie more than two or three of any one pattern at one time.  You should see my fly boxes!  So, once I have an ample supply of what I know usually works, my mind starts designing or maybe destructing is a better word.  Anyway, here's what I have been working on.  I call these flies for a far-sighted fish.

The update:  I mistakenly posted some flies tied by Alan over at Small Stream Reflections.  My apologies to Alan.  It should have been obvious...I don't tie that well.

One can never have enough Adams

Peacock nymph is a great fly out here

I discovered the Zebra Midge a couple of years ago and it's a go to fly now

Working on getting those soft hackles down but I think it will fly

The scene of the crime

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