Yesterday I started to feel that scratch in the throat, the first sign of a cold. Last night after some real hot tea I went to bed and slept pretty sound. I awoke to the gentle prodding of Parker, we're dog watching this weekend,and he had some business to attend to. While getting dressed I noticed that the scratchy throat was gone and I felt pretty good. Out the door we went and while walking Parker I took a few photos of this frosty Connecticut morning.
I tied a few soft hackles-flymphs if you prefer and was hoping to give them a try today, I may just do that if I still feel OK a little later.
The Ausable Flymph.
A pretty simple fly. Tail is woodchuck, only 3 fibers are necessary..body is Australian opossum dubbed sparse so orange thread can show through..fine silver wire for a rib..and brown hen hackle mottled.
I found this pattern on Neil Normans blog http://softhacklepatternbook.blogspot.com/ This fly has that simplicity I love.