For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, July 20, 2012
Critters,Streamers and Wood Fly Boxes
While going through my streamers the other day I noticed a couple of odd looking ones. The flies seemed to be missing something. Upon further examination I noticed that the feathers were chewed upon. One of the flies had most of the shoulder missing and the other the wing was chewed in half.
What had happened was one of those feather critters was eating the streamer. I have now been going through my saddles and all the other loose feathers and skins and checking for more. They will be boxed up and put into the chest freezer for a spell and hopefully this will take care of it.
This is a book I suggest you pick up if you have an interest in streamers. Mike Martinek is an expert fly tyer and an authority on the history and tying of Rangeley Style Streamers.
This is a little project I've been fooling with. Wooden fly boxes have always been a fancy of mine and I'm trying to make one that will hold the necessary flies for a small stream outing.