For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Sunday, March 4, 2018
It's Simple Friends, Yeah Right
I really need to get a handle on this desk. I say I'm going to get organized and then an idea comes to mind and the organization plan gets sidelined. See that bodkin and threader on the desk, that's the work of Mike Kattner over at "Cane and Silk" he makes these tools from pieces of bamboo. A little elegance to the simplicity of my flies.
Fly patterns, I mean fly pattern names. They can be confusing to some or more like insanity to me. A couple of patterns I'm focused on here will confuse that I'm certain of. But what the hell....
The "February Red"...simple indeed. Red Pearsall's silk some light dubbing at the thorax, and a couple of turns of a grouse feather. Now can the "February Red" be fished in March?
Here's a mind blower..the "March Brown"...some partridge feathers for a tail, dark dubbing for the body, a gold tinsel rib, and a brown partridge hackle. Can this fly be fished in May and June?
Here's another turn, a "March Brown" also...more partridge tail, hare's ear dubbing, gold tinsel rib and a couple of turns of brown partridge.
A little side by side. "March Brown" and "March Brown"
Yes another "March Brown"...coq-de-leon tail, olive dubbing with a gold tinsel rib, a dark bit of squirrel dubbing for the thorax, and light partridge hackle. Now these patterns are all March Brown flymphs and from my experience they fish well in all months of the year. As for the February Red the jury is still out.