I managed to get a few more auction bugs tied today - that's why the hackle's on backwards -- a presentation that's highly effective in catching 'fishermen' in fly shops. Everyone knows a hackle tied in at the head and wrapped to the tail fished better ;)
These are going in a box to be sent to Debbie Norton at Upper Oxbow ;)
But the hijacked sleemans were cold and tasty! The weather was cool and sunny today and it wasn't overly windy which was a bonus. We used Brad's gear and his new shack works very well. It was easy and quick to setup and take down to the point if you only had an hour or 2 to fish you don't mind going through the process.We'll get more fish next time, Brad!
Makes for great ice on the river... it also makes for great sitting beside the woodstove tying flies weather! I've been 'puttering' at the vise each evening ... tying only 6-8 flies at a time most of which are destined for charity auctions for salmo salar related causes.. Here's a couple pictures of some deer hair flies:
We're going 'smelting' tomorrow AM down on the Kennebecasis - hopefully we get into some decent sized fish so we can have a fry! If there's anything to report i'll let you know.
... it's swap and dinner donation season so I tied up some bugs. There are at least 3 upcoming fundraiser dinners and bugs seem to do well at silent auction. I'll try to knock out a couple more sessions like this and I should have everything covered.
... what all the lettering on my pics is about lately, well, my good pal Chris Sinclair had one of his recent photos ripped off and used in advertising so I'm just attempting to make it a pain for anyone who might do the same thing to mine... yeah, you're right.. it probably won't work =/