I had a bunch of really great hooks show up in the mail this week, got a sweet deal on a bunch of nice strong salmon hooks and i'll definitely be buying more in other sizes at my next opportunity.
It's no secret that I love to tie and fish bugs, probably a little too much by times and when I get a new batch of hooks I always have to spin a bit of deerhair just to see what they'll be like to tie on. This all brings me to this bug, the 'Melissa' or 'Honey Bee':
I tied this for my daughter, Melissa, and she liked it! She prefers the brown one most and I have to agree. I'll be doing some dry fly/bomber style bees soon as some lad from Nfld. told me they're effective -- I guess we'll see!