For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
No this is not a post about that nasty pain in the butt stuff we have to deal with from time to time, instead it's about a mixture of things related to fly fishing.
The starting point will be this fly box. It's the only one I carry while small stream fishing. As you can see it's in a very unorganized state. It contains flies that cover the show, wets, dries, nymphs, and streamers. Its said that if you change flies while fishing just put the one you are removing in the right slot and your flies will always be in order. I may just try that concept one of these days.
A thermos bottle. These are great for that one or two cups of coffee when your cold weather angling. This one came from Cabela's and works well. Hot coffee stays that way for a good six hours. It's small enough to keep in your sling pack, does not leak, and is stainless steel so it's unbreakable.
Bucktails. These are as simple as you get. In Fran Betters book he talks about "Old Fashioned Bucktails", these are a couple of them. These are tied with yarn and bucktail, that"s it. On a natural bucktail there are three different colors, white, brown, and a darker brown. These can be used to give you various shades of color to match the minnows in the waters you fish.
The "Pinkie Variant" I have not tried this variation as of yet. But I think that the small marabou collar might add some movement and draw a strike.
Spam. No not the junk, the good stuff. I know you all have tried Spam, and while most won't say it but they do like it. It's probably not the healthiest food to eat, but once and awhile live on the edge and enjoy it.