Archive for March 3rd, 2009

03
Mar
09

Trout Flies (Spring Training…back to basics)

I have tied mostly Salmon or Steelhead flies this Winter and little of that as Tony has filled my boxes with experimental this and that tube flies. I tied these tonight and felt discomboobliated….my system was off and I flitted from one pattern to another rather than turning out a dozen of one pattern. Frankly, I would be a terrible production tyer, because after one box of hooks, 25 let’s say, I am in a daze, stupor, slump. I do it but not often. Last year I tied a bunch of my experimental ORB fly for Callibaetis (query ‘The Orb’). I also tied a bunch of Damsels, Dragons and PTN. So, tonight I turned out a funky looking Caddis Larva/Pupa of sorts and several nice wets in the size 14 sphere. The wets were on the the curved shank pupa hook and I dubbed the thorax with peacock Ice Dub. Starling was used for the wing and the bodies were of thread with a very thin wire ribbing or one strand of Krystal flash (thin tinsel). The  Larva or Pupa Caddis was a size 10 hook and I used the latex strip to wrap a body over a lead under body and then dubbed the thorax area with spiky brown and black dub.

 

 

Wetter Fly~By SwittersB
Wetter Fly~By SwittersB
The Wee Wet~by SwittersB
The Wee Wet~by SwittersB
The Green Bean~by SwittersB

The Green Bean~by SwittersB

No, nothing too unique here. Basic fish catching patterns. The wets are standard to what I normally have tied the last few years…a variation of the Stella’s Seducer Wet. I like these and the Harriett Pupa Pattern I posted last year. The chunky, clunky Green Bean tumbled through a riffle will catch fish…all these are simple to tie. Now if  I could sit down and tie a bunch of one of them….but, almost time to go to bed.  You can query here for The Orb, Stella’s Seducer and the Harriett Pupa for pics.  

03
Mar
09

Matt Stansberry (Mr. Greenjeans Advocates Local & Light)

Matt Stansberry (of Oregon Fly Fishing Blog fame) is behind a new blog that will promote  ‘green’ local production and consumption in Oregon: http://gogreeneugeneoregon.com/ 

Eugene Farmer's Market~Organic, Health, Local

Eugene Farmer's Market~Organic, Health, Local

  Not a bad concept if one recalls back yard gardens and fruit trees.  This concept has been catching on and hopefully will promote more organic crops, local ‘Saturday’ style markets to buy vegetables, honey, breads etc as well as result in better health, less consumption of crap foods and an appreciation of the hard work of local merchants. This flies in the face of a time of global this and that, and the Nanny State’s aggregation of power and wealth. We may all be growing our gardens soon out of necessity. Hmm?  Matt is encouraging you to be ahead of the curve.

Matt’s new blog is the same artful and comprehensive site as OFFB and his more personal UIO (http://mattstansberry.wordpress.com/.   No, I don’t know how to do that link dealy yet) Credit must also be given to a local green minded gal named Leah Rosin. I don’t mean to give her short shrift…and in time we will all see the benefits of Matt & Leah’s focus on our behalf. Good luck to them on this new effort. 




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