For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Frugal, And Heathy
Grouse and purple, yellow, green, red, orange, brown etc.....
Glancing through the pages of a book I came across an interesting bit of information concerning the history of North Country flies. It seems that the tyers of that era were truly frugal and liked to keep their flies simple. Now I won't argue that being frugal was the only reason for tying "spiders" and was the only reason was to save money, perhaps they knew the true reason was the fish catching qualities of these flies.
An example that was stated in the book was the fact that of spider tyer loved a pattern love using Grouse and Partridge feathers so much he tied 11 variations of the flies using 11 different silk threads. Now that I hail as frugal and very crafty....you can cover a wide range of insects with one basic pattern.
In my youth I was blessed with lots of meats...cold cuts as they were called were a big part of my diet. Most of these I loved and there were a few that I prized. Pressed Ham was at the top of tasty...in a sandwich of lettuce tomato and pickles it could not be beat. Then like most foods pressed ham was replaced by "healthy meats" meat that had no taste and not much texture..they were given the name of "gourmet deli" and with price tags of 9.99lb they swept away "pressed ham" which was not really ham but a sausage full of various pork cuts and true spices. Several weeks ago while visiting a Polish bakery I had my rye bread and horns. While moving to the checkout I noticed this delicious looking piece of sausage. Man that looks like pressed ham. I picked one up to try and low and behold I found my moms lunch table again.
Now to the grandest of Italian deli, Mortadella...this bologna with its highly flavored "white" pork pieces, which are fat..along with peppercorns and pistachio nuts and sliced thin must be tried.