It has been a tough year, but I'm certain we all have something to be thankful for.
Wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving ..
Below I have tied a progression showing the tying in of the California Quail hackle in the creation of the Waterhen Bloa, a North Country spider with a well known history.
The body is primrose silk thread loosely dubbed with natural mole fur. The hackle is a California Quail.
I know my posts have a great deal of trout related stuff. Small Stream Reflections was started because of my love for all things small streams. But there are other fish that live in small streams that I seek at times. Some of the fish live close with trout, and some don't. Some of these will at times dominate what I catch that day even though I had not planned it that way. There are times when I intend to catch one of non trout buddies, and sometimes that works out.
In the pool below you can see a perfect place to find a trout. There are also places in that pool that hold another favorite of mine.