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Season’s End?: Recap the Forgottens

With the best of intentions last Winter, I tied up these Quill bodied, Parachute Emergers (about a dozen) and then put them in a little tin box and set them aside. Today, while sorting through my fly boxes, I found the little tin box beneath some bags of fly tying materials. 

Now fishing has been scarce of late. But, what was my plan for this little gem? Did I just tie to practice using quills or contending with that parachute post and wound hackle? I usually tie more for a purpose and less to perfect techniques. If I was to again teach fly tying, I would be perfecting some techniques that I have let languish. 

So, on closer inspection of this little gem…I really had no plan for it. I just tied up some and promptly tucked them away into lonely fly pattern oblivion.

A strategy, a plan, an awareness of why you tie certain patterns and when they would be of use helps one grow as a fly fisher chasing trout or whatever species. As Summer draws to an end, I will do some lake fishing, chase some Silvers, Late Summer Steelhead, trout feeding on eggs below Chinook redds and I seriously doubt the little gem above will be used for any trout fishing until next year. So now might be a good time to research what I had in mind for this fly back last Winter when I tied them. Then I should put them in fly boxes that make them visible and viable. Better planning and management of fly boxes. What can be so hard managing a gazillion flies?


2 Responses to “Season’s End?: Recap the Forgottens”


  1. September 16, 2012 at 20:36

    Ah yes, organising the fly boxes, I wonder how many times we have all attempted that. Never mind, every so often those forgotten gems are discovered on stream and break the code on a previously troublesome hatch, one needs the obsure hope of “finding a pattern” sometimes, it gives us all hope. 🙂 A pretty little fly though, going to come in handy at some point for sure.

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    • September 16, 2012 at 20:54

      I always have the best of intentions or starting point. Then outings lay waste…well actually I fail to clean up after myself and spend a little time reorganizing after each outing or day out. It all catches up later. Thanks for dropping by and hope you are doing well.

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