Tight Lined Tales of a Fly Fisherman.
This week also began my new Fly Tying adventures! I got a Targus Kit from Dick's Sporting Goods. 50$ and a decent package of materials plus, a DVD. The vice has already crapped out, but that's to be expected for such a great price. I took to the San Juan and segmented worm patterns really well. They are relatively easy to make and you can color them how ever you want! Here's a few examples; all tied by me.
So, I tied a few flies, then it was time to try them out! I grabbed my cohort Benjamin Tharp and told him I'd show him how to catch Trout on the Fly if he accompanied me to the river. Ben is an avid and knowledgeable Angler, but not the most refined. The adjustment to Fly Fishing took him a bit as well. I gave him a Copper John, size 18 and a Strike Indicator. He went to work in the foam, watching for the suck, and trying to time the hook set. After a few misses, he finally hooked in to one and he now knows the power of the Fly!!!
All pictures taken by me on iPhone4 unless otherwise credited. Underwater pics courtesy of Lifeproof cases. Next Blog: I'll review the ups and downs of the Lifeproof iPhone Case, the Targus Fly Tying Kit. As always:
Thanx for reading, Stay Tuned, and Tight Lines!!!