For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
This and That
I'd like to speak a bit about this feather. The Jungle Cock. This bird is protected in its wild form, they can no longer be harvested for their feathers. There are some game breeders who are raising them for the feathers.
The nail, that's the bright yellow feather is seen on a great many salmon fly, and streamer fly patterns. And a wonderful dry fly The Jassid, that was created by Mr Vince Marinaro of Pennsylvania. I also believe this feather is a must to finish featherwing streamers.
These are a few streamers I'm sending to Darren for his "Streamers 365" project.
For those who have not checked it out, please do so. Some of the best streamer tyers in the world have streamers represented. A link can be found below.
A gentleman gave me a few bags of these hooks. They are for tying trolling streamers. I have no idea of the manufacturer. I'm going to tie a few trolling streamers and see how they turn out.
Any ideas on the hooks manufacturer?
An Orvis rod I purchased a few years ago. It never came with a hook holder. All this time I assumed that it was made without one on this model. A email to Orvis questioning it being missing, and I was told send it back. They put on a hook keeper and shipped it back, with a container of ferrule lube no charge. A great company.
A few words about this book. If you live in Connecticut and enjoy the outdoors pick one up. Its maps are as detailed as can be, and the highlights of each hike a wonderful.