Here it is March second, "wow"...the month of spring is upon us. I was kicking around the idea of going fishing today until I looked outside. The sun is so bright and inviting but the 30 mph winds are not. The weather guys are saying some of the wind gusts will reach to 50. Those winds will not help me cast a fly, not to mention all the widow makers falling from above. So I'm going to tie a few flies and then make a pot of clam chowder.
This is a fly I saw on Ralph Long's blog. Not tied exactly as he tied it but close.
Olive colored thread, fine copper rib, squirrel dubbed thorax and woodcock hackle.
This soft-hackle is olive thread body with a black rib, squirrel dubbed thorax, and woodcock under covert hackle.
This soft-hackle uses Pearsall's silk thread for the body, black squirrel for a thorax and woodcock hackle.
Here is a little sweetheart. Body, Pearsall's silk, hears mask dubbed thorax, and white hen back hackle. Drift off to a late evening in summer, the sulphurs hatching, and you are working this fly just under the surface...oh man hold on.
Now I believe I'll have some of this cast iron skillet corn bread. I'll grill it in butter, add a hot cup of Nantucket coffee and think about ...........