For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Along about six years ago I walked into the LL Bean Outlet store in Freeport looking for a bargain. The store has many products that are placed there for quick sale. I saw this green rain jacket an item that was much needed. I picked it up and checked it out. The fit was good and it seemed to be in good shape. I then looked at the price tag. I was surprised only 29.00, not bad for a non rubber or vinyl rain jacket. So I bought it. Well that jacket is still with me today. I wear it in the rain and snow, I use it in winter as the outer layer, it has been a super wind breaker, and has been like steel when I crash through those nasty thorns. What's in a name? Lots.
The other day while fishing Kirk and I observed trout taking their food just below the surface. Various wet flies and soft hackles seemed to work at times. I tied this wet fly and I have a feeling it may be what they might want.
"Gray Ghosts" tied by various fly tyers. The background is the booklet from the "Carrie Stevens Day" in August 1970.