Picked mine up from the mail box this morning. Bryon, thanks for hosting and thanks to all the tyers for a great bunch of flies. Happy Thanksgiving to one and all
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The Nail Soup Swap
Posted 19 November 2018 - 02:59 PM
“The thing about fishing is that it gives a man hope. Each cast builds a little hope and if he can lose himself to that hope, then the worries and the heartache fade into the background. The wind inside him dies down for a while”
The Royal Wulff Murders, by Keith McCafferty
Posted 19 November 2018 - 04:01 PM
Yep, they came in with a bunch of the Christmas package. Nice group of flies. Bob, my nephew who still hasn't caught a trout said he was fishing a lake in New Mexico and he said the trout were coming up and eating small brown bugs that looked like little moths. Wonder if those wouldn't work. Gave nephew some of my small trout spinners this year and a couple of
bobb indicators. Didn't do him any good even though the spinners he had have caught a big bunch of fish in lakes and rivers over the years. Going to try to get him into a fly rod next year for sure.
Posted 20 November 2018 - 10:40 AM
Glad the fly sets are making their way to their destinations.
A note on the Bubblehead Charm (my contribution) -- it was originally tied as a slider for smallmouth bass in rivers, but I have discovered that it also works well as a "waking" mouse pattern for trout in rivers. Got one of my largest browns ever on one of them.
"... trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience." -- John Voelker (aka Robert Traver), Testament of a Fisherman