Posts Tagged ‘fly tying

29
Jan
19

Fly Pattern: impressionistic…

bead head caddis pattern-nymph-swittersb_001

On of my favorite flies to tie/fish. Tied on a curved shank or straight shank it is a busy, buggy fly. The hackle is starling, tail deer hair, abdomen/thorax hare’s ear with copper rib. A size 14 hook here.

‘Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it.’ Harry Middleton

23
Dec
18

Anticipation…

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09
Dec
18

past times…

Strive as one may, one’s past times (hobbies/passions) can be relegated to the bin of past times. Life’s struggles, relentless at times, change the mind’s focus and when the pressures let up, not surprisingly those old hobbies seem distant. I have vowed to make every effort, through the Winter doldrums, to prepare for fly fishing, fly tying, photographing the garden, just plain getting out to reconnect. Inertia sets in and the mind seems to retreat to a lazy state. 

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24
Nov
18

Hairwing Patterns…

Elk Hair Caddis & Hair Wing Dun

23
Nov
18

Little Black Nymph…

Not too small, a size 14 here, trout pattern when basic black works subsurface. If you aren’t chasing Salmon or Winter Steelhead then it’s time to tie.

10
Oct
17

reproduction of damsel flies…

humor: damsels spooning

damsel fly love-spooning-SwittersB

03
Aug
17

copper & blue wet fly…




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