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Friday, February 14, 2014
Bucktails and Bombers
Come quick, look out the window "it's snowing". Yet another "nor'easter" hits Connecticut. Depending where you live wind driven snow in amounts up to 14 inches blanketed the state. I sure hope the thaw comes slowly, flooding we don't need.
So it being a stay home day I spent some time at the vise tying some flies. The boxes are pretty full, and I have ample reserves on the most popular ones. I put a few more streamers in the mix because I think we'll have some high water situations to deal with in the weeks to come.
These are about a simple as it gets. The color combinations should draw interest, especially the "Red and White" bucktail. These are tied on a wonderful little streamer hook that's readily available. Mustad 79580 #10.
As the eyes get older it becomes harder to pick up a fly as it hits the surface of the water. This material makes visibility so much easier. The material is "Aero Dry Wing" by Tiemco. Tied in sparsely with the other wing materials it makes following your fly easier. It comes in various colors, I used pink because it stands out better.
Here's a Ausable Bomber tied with the addition of Aero Dry Wing.
While tying flies a wonderful smell worked its way up the stairs. It was the smell of blueberry muffins. They were a comfort after a hard day at the vise.