Archive for December 30th, 2009

30
Dec
09

Fly Tying Tip (Wet the Butt Ends of Marabou)

PREPARING MARABOU

Wet Marabou Butt Section Before Tying In

This is a good tip for working with Marabou. I have more than once tied the butt sections in dry and the butt sections flare and often require many thread wraps to secure the flare. I think this is a good tip to totally reduce flare and minimize thread wraps. This is particularly helpful in tying Woolly Buggers or any plummage tail like filoplume or chickabou. Check out Diptera.co.uk for additional good advice on the pinch technique and using a dubbing loop.

30
Dec
09

Fly Tying (Anatomy of a Feather & Tying in Feathers)

ANATOMY OF A FEATHER~GFF

www.peninsulaflyfishers.org

www.sexyloops.com

http://www.flyanglersonline.com/HackleTieIn

Tie In @ TailingLoops.Blogspot

Hackle~GFF

Palmered Hackle (Tied in by Butt or Tip)

30
Dec
09

Fly Tying & Feather Dusters (Any Laying About?)

Any hackled or ostrich plume feather dusters tucked in a closet, laundry room or under the sink? Sometimes the feathers on these seldom used implements are quite nice.

30
Dec
09

DEA Agent (Oblivious Foolery)

A DEA Agent stopped at a ranch in Texas, and talked with an old rancher. He told the rancher, “I  need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown  drugs.” The rancher says, “Okay, but do not go in that field over there,” as he pointed out the location.

The  DEA officer verbally exploded saying, “Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government with me.”  Reaching into  his rear pants pocket,he removed his badge and proudly displays it to the rancher. “See  this badge? This badge means I am allowed  to go wherever I wish…. On any land. No questions asked or answers given. Have I  made myself clear?  Do you understand?” The rancher nodded politely, apologized, and went about his chores.

A short time later, the old rancher heard loud screams and saw the DEA Agent running for his life, chased by the rancher’s big Santa Gertrudis bull……

With  every step the bull was gaining ground on the agent, and it seemed likely that he’d get gored before he reached safety. The agent was clearly terrified. The rancher threw down his  tools, ran to the fence and yelled at the top of his lungs…..

“Your badge. Show him your BADGE!”

30
Dec
09

Mayfly Hatch (Angello Piller in the Dolimites)

The Hatch...Wow!

A Blizzard on a Sunny Day?

30
Dec
09

Grayling (The Northern & Euro Addiction)

I have never fished for grayling. But, it is evident that they are a primary option for many fly fishers. I am going to explore a bit re grayling and learn in the process. I imagine there are similarities to trout fly fishing flies and techniques with some adaptations due to available insects, mouth size etc.

“However, in spite of the differences, one must bear in mind that the natural insect food is the same for grayling as it is for trout. In other words, ‘special’ grayling flies are not necessary. For rising fish I find that they will rise readily to the flies that I would use in similar circumstances for trout, although perhaps there is a bias toward smaller size.”

Maybe someday I will fish over these beautiful fish. Mountain Whitefish seem close, if not as pretty. Several outings have been saved by Whitefish on the Deschutes, Metolium, Crooked Rivers. I spose Grayling fill the same bill for some Trout fishers.





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