Archive for April 17th, 2010

17
Apr
10

Fly Tying: Hairbrain Emerger

Hairbrain Emerger ~ SwittersB

Hairbrain Emerger: The hook can be a curved shank or straight shank hook. A size 14 here. A lighter wire hook should have been used. I used a clump of brown hackle fibers for the tail. The abdomen of the fly is brown 6/0 thread. The abdomen was created by first tying in three peacock herls by the butt section and just ahead tying in a dry fly hackle quality grizzly hackle. The peacock herl was wrapped forward (herls twisted  and wrapped together) around the butt sections of the hackle, up to right behind the eye. Then the hackle is densely wrapped to create a bristly appearance. The thread is finished off to complete the fly.

17
Apr
10

Fly Tying: IDK

17
Apr
10

PETA v. Santeria Rituals (Fire Up the BBQ…ur, a pit..whatever)

“Neighbors of Betty Marquez in Tracy, California, are upset that the practitioner of Santeria is holding religious gatherings and performing animal sacrifice at her home. Marquez, who is quick to point out that the animals are slaughtered humanely, and eaten afterwards, says she feels as if she is being harassed,…”

“PETA, perhaps feeling that their racist, sexist, sizeist, anti-Semitic, misogynistic, and transphobic campaigns haven’t been going far enough, they now feel the need to attack minority religions as well by getting involved in a local spat. Never mind the sheer hypocrisy of calling animal sacrifice “abuse”, while they “humanely” euthanize thousands of healthy unwanted animals…” The Wild Hunt No, I am not sure how I ended up at a Pagan-Wicca-Alternative Faiths site.

Obi Should Have Followed the Golden Rule

A Yoruba Legend (just expanding your already diverse and varied data base)

17
Apr
10

Fly Tying: Early Season Wet

March Brown Wet (SwittersB)

I tied the fly on a size 12 dry fly hook. A little large, but an attention grabber in troubled waters. I tied in a half dozen Zelon fibers for the tail and cut them to the length of the hook’s shank. The abdomen of the fly is not clear in the picture. It is a simple dark olive thread body (6/0). The dark olive thread is tied off and snipped and the red 6/0 thread was tied on and a thorax was dubbed with a hare’s mask and synthetic mix. The hare’s mask was olive and there was a bit of flash to the synthetic material blended in. The hen hackle is dyed dark olive. A couple turns of hackle (I tied this hackle in by the tip and wrapped it forward toward the eye and then tied off and snipped). The thread head was finished off. I would fish this simple pattern with confidence on stillwaters and upon the riffles of streams. It could be equally suitable with a slight color variation for Callibaetis as well.

17
Apr
10

Iceland’s Laki Volcano Eruption (Moduhardindin, 1783)

“On 8 June, 1783, the young country of Iceland – inhabited for less than 1,000 years – had a population of 50,000. In the coming years, as a result of what began that Sunday morning at 9am, 10,000 of those people would die…The noxious fog travelled down through Norway, Germany, France and across to Britain, causing panic when farm labourers began dropping like flies. People at this time had no idea where the fog had come from or that sulphur dioxide was mixing with water vapour in the lungs to choke victims. Research into parish records has led to estimates of more than 20,000 deaths in Britain alone during the summer of 1783.”

Moduhardindin




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