Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Some Thoughts


January 18th, I haven't been fishing for a few days, but the thoughts of small streams and wild trout are always present. I try to do those things that are associated with what I love to do.
While tying flies, thoughts are "what will be the first to take this offering,brown or brookie".
Reading books, or in most cases rereading books that I love. Those books that have words that had such an impact on me.

And food. Most of the time it's simple food, simple like the fishing I do. The recipes for the food are as the recipes for most of the flies I tie and use. I see no use in complicating my food dishes, as I see no use in complicating my methods of seeking wild trout. There is beauty in simplicity.





The simple Wooly Bugger. It has probably taken more trout than any other fly, it's simple materials and ease of tying make it a first fly to tie. Russel Blessing knew what he was doing.



Hair wing dry flies, mostly Wulff types. Hairy, buggy and first on the list of small stream wild trout. They're simple and can be tied by anyone.



This is a book I would love to see you read. It's so much more than fishing.


And speaking of simplicity. Roasted red potatoes and carrots. It will comfort you like a stream on a June evening.

20 comments:

  1. Simply wonderful....all of it.

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  2. It's like you've been reading my mind. Although I prefer my dry flies in an even simpler dress and somewhat smaller.
    Have fun your way (a lot like my way),
    M.O.

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  3. Do you gain a lot of weight in the off-season?

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  4. Hey Alan...less is more sometimes.

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  5. Trout Undiscovered,
    Thanks.
    It has that effect.

    e.m.b.,
    Thanks.
    Simply said.

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  6. The Jassid Man,
    Thanks.
    It's always fun.

    Steve,
    Thanks.
    I do also...wild trout too.

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  7. RKM,
    Thanks.
    I don't gain a lot, but enough.

    Ed,
    Thanks.
    How very true.

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  8. I'll have to pick up the book as I'm always looking for a good read. You haven't transitioned to an e-reader yet I assume? And now I motivated to tie up some Buggers. What size hook did you use for those pictured?

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  9. penbayman,
    Thanks.
    The buggers are tied on Mustad 9672, size 10

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  10. Add a little chicken, sprinkle a little Rosemary, and I'll be there? Wait, a little too far to commute.

    Mark

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  11. Shoreman,
    Thanks.
    Sounds good.

    G Lech,
    Thanks.

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  12. simplicity is king. Will have to check out that book.

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  13. Thanks for yet another great post. What sizes are those Wulff's? Something about a big fuzzy dry on a small stream... could be a hopper, stimulator or Wulff... or something else like an elk hair or CDC caddis... but some sort of big fluff ball on a 5-10 foot wide stream is just fantastic!

    Will

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  14. Great ties. Nice warm wintery feeling. Thanks.

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  15. Sanders,
    Thanks.
    Agreed, the book is fine read.

    Anonymous,
    Thanks.
    The Wulffs are tied on Mustad 9671, size 14. Large flies do get gobbled up.

    Jim Yaussy Albright,
    Thanks.
    You also got that feeling.

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  16. Ahhh a stream on a June evening :) Now that sounds like a little slice of heaven. Great post. Wooly Buggers and Trout are like Whiskey and Coke:} Best when served together as one :) Tight Lines.

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  17. Trout MaGee,
    Thanks.
    Mild evenings, and rising trout...perfect.

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