For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Needed this. Tough times, always good to take it down a bit. Thanks.
Avid IndoorsmanThanksYes sir, concern for sure, panic no thanks.
As we say in my tradition Alan, "S'nami Boh" (God is with us).
John DornikThanksJohn he is indeed, and at all times.
Only thing missing is the gurgle of the stream. Stay safe Alan.
Mark KautzThanksMark likewise to you and yours.
Those white flies would be amazing during a sulfur hatch, and the ginger ones anytime! Gorgeous little riffle!
HibernationThanksWill I love them for those evenings when the white flies are about. Riffles are hot spots in those small streams.
My philosophy of life, Don't have time to get sick fishing season is comming, than Turkey Season, than Grouse Season, than Deer season, than Ice Fishing season next thing ya know Fishing season again!
RW Van BruntThanksI truly like your philosophy. Keep up the good frame of mind.
Stay calm and be well: Amen. Drove in to Caribou this morning, it was a ghost town. Lovely flies, Alan. That chestnut-y/ginger brown color is a staple in my tying.
mikeThanksMike no panic here. Most cities and towns are very similar. I'm trying to match that Pearsalls chestnut to YLI. Any ideas?
A couple of folks over on the the flymph forum were talking about trying the Kimono silks. There's a 'Teriyaki' that may work. There's aslo #320 and #316. But to my mind they still don't match up. #314 'Pagoda' may be worth looking at...
mike, thanks for the suggestions, Teriyaki sounds delicious. I found something similar fro YLI. I ordered it and will let you know how it compares.
Hi AlanLove the spiders, especially the first one - it would work well when our yellow mayflys (Heptagenia Sulphurea) hatch in early summer.Thanks for sharing (& distracting)Alistair
AlistairThanksThose pretty little sulphurs. Alistair now don't you feel better.
Hi Alan, these recent days have been something- perhaps a small glimpse of the uncertainty that the generations before us faced and overcame. I'm thankful we can still get out and fly fish. With less options maybe more young people will discover the joy of fly fishing? I, like you have an affinity for the classics. I have restored and now regularly fish a couple of left for dead bamboo rods. I love to fish with the old spider and winged wet patterns of Scotland and England. I also tie and fish the old flies of the Catskills. There's something just something really elegant about them. Thank you for your blog and stay well!
Dean FThanksDean, wild and natural, the great outdoors. Mind and soul refreshed.I just started fishing bamboo last year. I love the feel and the for lack of a better word "personality" of cane.Elegance in simplicity. Be well buddy.
AlanBoth patterns would look good under glass----thanks for reminding us that things are a bit normal!
Bill TrussellThanksBill you are probably right, but these are fishing flies and their beauty is enhanced when viewed in the lip of a trout.
Really love that "Take a breath ..." below Alan.
billpThanksBill taken last fall, such an incredible stream.
Thanks for the pleasant break and great flies!
NJpatbeeThanksPat we all need the break...be well.
Alan, the image you expressed at times becomes a sort of meditation for me when I sit creekside and clear my mind. Similar to staring into a campfire. NW Washington is about as close to lock-down as it gets. The streams don't open until June. There has never been more incentive for me to own a boat, so I can fish lakes and salt. I'm still working and healthy, but becoming a challenge to grocery shop and banking. Small retail businesses like fly shops have to take pre-orders by phone or email and deliver either curb-side or shipping. Thanks for the pleasant reminder. Be safe.
Matt HardingThanksStarring into a campfire has a soothing effect on the mind.Yes the country has been turned upside down. Very tough for most of us. Try not to dwell on it, it will get into your head and can really inflict damage. Think cutthroats.