For those of us in the states Thanksgiving is here. For myself and other fly fishermen in the north, Thanksgiving signals the end of fishing season and the start of tying season. I'm told that tying knots with wet frozen fingers in 6X is possible but that's a skill set that I have yet to master (there's a 20+ inch rainbow swimming out there that can attest to this). And then there's the art casting in the unceasing cold wind - So it's back to the bench, time to fill in the holes in my boxes, learn new patterns and tying techniques. In our family we kick off the holiday as always with a turkey, yes any fool can eat one but fly tyers know that the All Mighty really intended it to be used to make flies.
I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday with family and friends and for those of us driven indoors by the weather enjoy tying season.
Happy Thanksgiving All!