For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Sunday, November 29, 2020
A Tradition and A Traditional Fly
Each year on the day after Thanksgiving Jeanette and I have taken to the woods to do a little tree decorating. We don't use traditional ornaments but in place of those we use many forms of food that treat the local wildlife. The assortment includes apples, crackers, peanuts, popcorn, mixed nuts, dried fruits and dry cereal. The food is scattered about the tree, most of it falls to the ground but that's OK. We have enjoyed this tradition for years. We pick a different tree each year and have enjoyed seeing how big the trees have grown over the years.
We hope to do this for many years to come.
A traditional North Country Fly...The Partridge and Blue. The fly came from Robert Smith's book the "The North Country Fly"...the recipe for the fly is..Blue silk thread for the body, it is then dubbed lightly with natural mole fur. The hackle is a gray partridge feather.
The fly really fishes well and a story about it will follow soon.