Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Decals, Flies and


This is a decal that was given to me by Kirk. It's quite nice, and a bit different.
It's a brook trout but it's made of various trout flies, there's even a "Bomber" in there.




These are some beautiful trout flies. I don't remember where I got them, it was either a tag sale or on ebay. They are made in England and are very delicate. The flies are named in the box but I don't know if they had been moved around before.
Perhaps Rod over at "Dry Fly Expert" might have some knowledge of these flies.


This is one of the flies from the box.


This is a streamer from Harry Murray, "Mr. Rapidan Streamer". It's a simple design but has all the qualities of a fish catcher.



Yesterday was Valentines Day. Jeanette and I stayed home exchanged cards and enjoyed a few favorites.


Well my second cup of Nantucket kicked in and I'm awake now. In a few hours the brook trout in a small stream will be awake and I'm going to pay them a visit.

All of you have a fine day, and thanks for the visit.


31 comments:

  1. Nice collection of English mays. Hope you and your wife had a good valentines day, good luck with the brook trout, I will be chasing wild browns.

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    1. Johnny Utah,
      Thanks.
      I'm going to leaving soon. Good luck with those browns.

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  2. Love that old fly box . Burger and slaw finished off with strawberry shortcake, now that's what I call livin'. How about a Strawbery Streamer?

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    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      I enjoy it very much. Strawberry Streamer, perhaps.

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  3. BT,
    When I get older i hope i can have a lifestyle similar to yours
    Cliff

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    1. Anonymous,
      Thanks.
      I'm wishing that time comes to you.

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  4. Beautiful flies and the brook trout is really awesome. But seeing the last photos just made me hungry wishing the plates were here.

    Have fun enjoying fly fishing and life in general,
    M.O.

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    1. The Jassid Man,
      Thanks.
      As I posted it did the same to me.

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  5. Enjoy the fishing and time out...looks like the weather will clear up nicely today.

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    1. Steve,
      Thanks.
      That would be nice. A warm sun on your back feels so good.

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  6. Brk Trt - really like the new header photo ! I'm up early in the am and have been hearing the birds again which usually means spring is around the corner

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      It's a photo of a small stream I've fished in Maine.
      A welcome time of the year.

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  7. Something is wrong when you drool reading a fishing blog. Good luck today.

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    1. RKM,
      Thanks.
      Over the burger or the cake.

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  8. Good luck fishing!

    I dig that decal. Pretty sharp!

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    1. G Leach,
      Thanks.
      It's neat how they filled it in with the flies.

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  9. Brk
    Absolute perfection when it comes to pattern tying. You can look at those flies and know they were tied by someone who love the sport. The flies displayed in the trout is outstanding---and last the dishes are worth the calories intake---as usual great post!!

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      I was impressed by the fine work on them too.
      Those two dishes were low cal, I promise.

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  10. You always do that. Give us a good post and then add something tasty looking at the end. Now I have to run upstairs and get something to eat. LOL.

    Mark

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    1. Shoreman,
      Thanks.
      Sometimes we need to sweeten this world of fishing.

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  11. My stepfather gave me a smal box of caddis dries that he purchsed while in England and they were really quite beautiful , totally different than our standard EHC. Unfortunately they were lost when a flybox jumped out of my vest pocket one day unbeknownst to me.
    Somehow your posts always make me hungry , that just had to be good!
    Good luck today....looking forwad to the report.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      That's a tough loss. I've done that before.

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  12. The flies were very nice, the burger looked good but that strawberry shortcake has me going to the store on the way home tonight. Thanks again Alan for sabotaging my well intended diet plans with pictures of fabulous looking food. :)

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    1. Ed,
      Thanks.
      Sorry Ed that was not my intention. You do't need to diet you look great.
      GO SOX.

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  13. Great Blog Alan, whats the name of the fly in your ID photo, it's a beauty

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    1. AZK,
      Thanks.
      The fly's name is "Poudre Canyon Special"

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  14. Thanks for noticing.....I am the third guy from the left in the photo... :)

    Sox tickets must be lagging because they are advertising all over the place. People are still upset about what happened last year, the over-selling of merchandise (e.g. bricks), ownership's moves (or lack thereof, etc.) but I think all will be forgiven by most when spring training starts.

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    1. Ed,
      Thanks.
      Sometimes these guys need a wake up call, and what better one empty seats.
      I have followed the Sox since 1960 and have never seen B.S. like last years crew.

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  15. Do you know where I can find that decal? It rocks!

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    1. Michissippi,
      Thanks.
      I'll try to get that info for you.

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    2. Michissippi,

      Here's a link to the decal.
      http://www.bobmarriottsflyfishingstore.com/fly-rods/sage/sage-accessories/sage-fly-fish-bumper-sticker-brook-trout

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