Three simple ingredients to produce a wonderful little fly. The more I continue reading about North Country Flies there is one constant that comes forward, that constant is "simplicity". There are times when to much just gets in the way. This "spider", with it's sparseness has a great deal of life that would be lost if tied with a multitude of materials.
The "Chestnut Blonde".....Materials, chestnut silk thread for the body, very sparse fox squirrel dubbing, and two turns of hen hackle.
|Photo courtesy of Mark Wittman|
Last night was the Connecticut Fly Fisherman's Association annual fly tyers roundtable. I had the pleasure of tying flies with some of the best. There was a great turnout and I enjoyed meeting old friends and making new ones. I also came home with a few "goodies" that I will put into play in the future. Thanks to the C.F.F.A. for hosting this again.
Spaghetti and clam sauce....simplicity again. Clams, olive oil, garlic, parsley, and spaghetti.