Maybe at the ripe age of 42, I'm old school. I dont know. But I would rather read a real, made of paper, news paper than get my news off web sites. One bonus is the quick review of the funnies - makes me feel like a kid. Well, the other day my local paper had the cartoon below. Cracked me up!
The other day, Ken over on http://millersriverflyfishingforum.blogspot.com/ had a nice post about a fly he's been having good luck with on a local tailwater. I liked the looks of it, and tossed out the idea of trying black nail polish rather than tying off the fly with black thread (over the olive used for the body). Ken thought it may be a good idea and was going to try it, and my next time at the vice I did as well. Kept the fly slim and looks good, I think it will workout well!
|Tied on a size 22 scud hook, olive 8/0, small copper wire, a smidge of krystal flash midge size and some black nail polish instead of head cement.|
New England has been getting some solid snow for the first time this winter. After a little "half way through the storm" snow blowing last night, we got the kids down, and then I tied up a few flies. Yes, we have Xmas lights up still - they make us happy, and, it's easier next year :) ha ha ha!
I've been working on my perch fly, and I think I'm there. This one is the same as the one I posted the other day, but with only 1 wrap of the puglisi material. I increased the amount of polar flash by twisting it round the extra large estaz (olive) body... I like it, but next version I may use orange polar flash instead of olive. Overall, this one is slimmer, shows the body a little more, and should compress a bit more in the water... I think I'm onto a winner with this one. It's got the nice scruffy look I like, but still has a lot of movement coupled with decent, but not overbearing flash... Whens' open water again? (See pic above, it's not for a WHILE!)
Have a great day and enjoy the outside!