For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
"Simply New England"
I told you all about my deer hunt this past November. It is at the top of my list for memories incurred. The deer taken that Monday was so very special. I could write a small book on that hunt. Well one of the memories kept was the tail from that fine doe. I saved it and took the steps to keep it clean and preserved. The hair is fine and straight, and on one side the hair is black.
Last night I tied a streamer, a simple fly using two materials. The hair wing streamer is tied with items from New England which include the thread, tinsel and the deer tail. It was tied on a Regal vise which is also New England manufactured.
Danville thread and tinsel...from New Hampshire. 6/0 flymaster is my thread. I use this for 90% of my tying.
The Regal Medallion.....this vise is 18 years old. Many flies have come from it's jaws.
The "doe tail"....this is a fly that carries special feelings for me. It will be fished many times I hope over the coming years. The fly is tied in two sizes, 10 and 6. Mustad's classic 3665A, a classic hook seems to fit well. The body is flat silver tinsel, and the wing is white and black "doe tail"