For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, October 14, 2019
Columbus Day, And A Few Thoughts
Good morning. Being of Italian heritage Columbus Day is a nice, quiet and very filling day. The day will start with "spinach and eggs", great coffee as always. Supper will no doubt feature a special dish which will include pasta. I can't wait.
Fly boxes. Over the years I have had quite a few and I know most of you have also. Mine have run the gambit from Classic Wheatley, to Plano plastic and the multitude of foam boxes. Well here is my take on what you should own. This is just my opinion.
C&F fly boxes are my number 1. I have had them now going on 15 years. Models like the one shown here to those threader boxes. These boxes are almost indestructible, just don't leave them on the dashboard of your car in the sun, they tend to warp. That aside they are a value that is hard to beat. The size I use is perfect for a small stream guy. It will fit most any pocket and the edges are rounded so they slide in and out with ease.
As you can see, "not very organized" sorry for that. But it holds a lot of flies everything from streamers to nymphs. Sizes from 8 to 18 are snugly held, and the rows are spaced so as to not crush the hackles.
The book "Brook Trout" by Nick Karas. If you have not read this book I say "why not"...even if you don't fish for these jewels this book will enlighten you to the remarkable history that surrounds this native char. The book has been in print for many years so I'm certain one can be found. Buy it, read it and enjoy.
SLF dubbing...look at that little bit of sparkle in the mix. Enough said....A SSR's favorite.