Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lost and Found Fly Tying

I haven't been hitting the water lately, but I have been busy at the tying bench honing my skills while tying up some flies for the next few seasons. Pictured above is the world famous Hangtime created by The Afton Angler (Brad Bohen). This is the same fly that Brad showed a small group of anglers to tie last December which you can read about here http://www.lostandfoundfishingthemidwest.com/2010/12/fly-tying-with-afton-angler.html. As you can see from my first attempt to now, my skills have increased. I've also been working on new egg patterns and weighted streamers for Salmon and Steelhead. I'm finally planning on taking advantage of the waters to the North and East.
The streamers pictured above are the big nasty streamers for pike and muskie. With fall in the air and the temperatures cooling off, both species will be getting their feed on in the local rivers. I'm hoping to hookup with one of these fish this coming fall or spring.
I'll add pictures later today of the eggs and weighted buggers I've been tying. My second goal (first goal listed in my last post) is to post at least once a week. I've slacked in posting since starting this blog. I thought if I had somewhere to write about my adventures, it would automatically get me outdoors more. Well unfortunately the blog doesn't add more time in the day. All because I'm not outdoors as often as I would like doesn't mean I'm not tying flies, reading, or researching about the great outdoors. I still promise to get out as much as possible and post about those outings and I hope you continue to enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. thats funny, i just told my buddy we need to get an early start on fall trib flies. looks like you had the same idea.

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