Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Bum Foot, there's a good side to it.

Well life threw another curve ball at me that benched this angler for a spell. A week ago I had a scratch on my foot, no big thing right. I attempted to fix it and low and behold 7 days later I have a foot that's doubled in size coupled with a blue coloring that would make a small streams waters envious. To the point, I went to the doctor and was told don't try to treat everything yourself. Then I was given some prescriptions and directions and sent home to recover. No prolonged standing-walking for a week. Well we'll see. A couple of days now on the medicine and the foot has retreated some and feels better.

With this free time I have been able to rummage through the boxes and bags of materials and other items that have been purchased and seemingly forgotten about. One item I found was this nice leather Cortland streamer wallet. It's a bi-fold with heavy fleece lining. It has compartments on either side to hold leaders, or perhaps a license.

Then the find of the year. Two streamer saddles were spotted secured to a wall by a nail. I must have had these for some time. They are probably a purchase from a fly show because of the price on them.

This is one of the saddles. It's a beautiful golden badger, or furnace rooster saddle. The markings are great and the sheen to the feathers awesome.


The second saddle is this highlander green one. It to has a wonderful sheen to the feathers as well as a nice natural shape. The two of these should make for some nice streamers, which with my bum foot I have the time to tie them.

So from Connecticut, not on a small stream though, I'll get to it and continue my recovery.


30 comments:

  1. oh, dear! glad you sought medical help!

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    1. TexWisGirl,
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      Teresa I am to, only I should have gone sooner.

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  2. Sorry to hear about the foot Alan , here's hoping it mends quickly and you're back on the water before the weeks out.
    I can only imagine what I might find if I ventured to clean out my fly tying room...I'm pretty sure some of those bags and boxes havn't been opened since the coming of time!

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
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      Jeff it has already improved and I'm thankful.
      We do collect more material then will use in a lifetime.

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  3. I guess everything happens for a reason! Get well

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    1. RI brook trout,
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      In the grand scheme of it all I guess your right.

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  4. I really like the rounded tips on the green neck.

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    1. ssj,
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      I know, they're beautiful.

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  5. Get well soon there Brk Trt!!!! See ya soon!!

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  6. Well, Alan, that makes two of us who are on the mend. I have been out of commission for a couple of weeks now and looks like another couple to go. Just get your foot back in order and your health straight. Isn't that what winter is for?

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    1. Mel Moore,
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      Mel I kind of thought there was something wrong. Hope things are better for you.

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  7. Sorry to hear about your foot! Hope you will make a speedy recovery!

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    1. Mark,
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      It's getting better and part of "my" therapy is soaking it in a nice cold stream.

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  8. I wonder if we could get an old geezer group insurance policy?

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    1. Howard,
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      There's something we might initiate. Man we have to realize we're not 40 anymore.

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  9. I hope you have a speedy recovery. One of the great things about the sport of fly fishing is that an injury may sideline you for a spell but it can still be enjoyed at the bench or in a comfy chair reading the vast literature available to fly fishers. Something not easily done in a sport such as football or hockey.

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    1. Kiwi,
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      Chris it's so very true that this passion we have for fishing the fly has so much more to it than catching a fish.

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  10. And so shall we now rename you Bigfoot? Here's hoping you recover quickly Brk Trt..

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    1. penbayman,
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      Mike that's a good one. I should be OK in a day or so.

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  11. Good health to you and quickly, Alan.

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    1. Michael Curry,
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      I should be fine soon Mike......deer season opens Wed.

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    1. Apache Trout,
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      John I will recover OK, just next time I have to see the Doc sooner.

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  13. Hello Alan! I thoroughly enjoy your blog and also fishing small streams. We've never met. Are you Easy or West of "the River?"
    Thanks
    Dennis

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    1. brokerthendirt,
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      Dennis I'm happy to hear that. I'm located west of the river.

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  14. A double sized blue foot and no pictures? Aww man. Glad you're getting better.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
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      I know, funny I take pictures of most everything and not this.

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  15. Man, those curve balls come out of nowhere. I hear fly tying stimulates natural healing.

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    1. Jim Yaussy Albright,
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      Over the years it seems I've been a pretty good hitter an have been able to handle them.
      Fly tying does indeed help.

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