Thursday, January 25, 2007

Fly Tying...the new hobby

I have taken up a new hobby....... Fly tying! It is incredibly fun and frustrating all at the same time, a challenge . There is always something to learn, always something to improve on.... and a chance to catch fish on something that I created. I am surprised how many different kinds of materials are used to create these flies. Birds, deer , elk, rodents, not to mention any kind of material found in the lint dryer. I think my next hobby is going to involve the old shotgun, that way I will never have to buy feathers again!!!

This box of flies only took 50 hours 12 red bulls and 2 hissy fits :)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

First fish on my own fly

I did it!! I caught fish on my tied flies!! What a great day. Temperatures were in the upper 20's, fish were hungry and never saw another fisherman the entire day.

The daily total was 28 fish....... 20 white fish and 8 brown trout. Used a sow bug and dead orange scud. Both of my flies caught fish, I can't believe it. I kinda cheated though, whiteys aren't too picky and relatively easy to catch but hey it worked!!