This winter many of us tied flies for the upcoming season. Flies we love, flies that we want to try, and of course a few bugs that are “just going to kill it”. I applaud all of you but, I think that the MVP award belongs to Scott Spooner. Over the next week I will be displaying Scott’s great pieces of work but today we are starting with his collection of Juju Baetis. Even Charlie Craven would be jealous of his collection featuring over 350 Juju Baetis. Enjoy.
Is winter almost over? Will I ever catch another fish again? Just in case, I continue to stock my boxes and checking how thick the ice sheets are at local golf courses.
My job has taken me to some interesting places, most of which you would never care about. However, this past week I found myself at a urinal and couldn’t help but notice this poster hanging above me.
Apparently my father lied to me when he taught me about dry flies and wet flies. Ignorance is bliss.
Rest assured dear friends, that soon I won’t have time for antique urinal posters and my manager’s TPS reports. My armament is almost complete, and I am anxiously awaiting my fly shipment from McTage.
The remainder of 2011 is a non event for me. Things are frozen pretty solid and while I could still fish, it is nothing like what it will be in the spring or summer. Instead, I’m using my time earning brownie points, tying flies, and putting Adam Smith’s theories in practice.
I have this vision of creating my own fly shop of sorts on my bookshelf. You know, a few bins with my favorite flies so when someone calls me I can head over to the ole’ stash, throw a few in the box, and I’m off to the river. I got to working on this theory this weekend and I got about 50 flies done this weekend to fill my nice little bins. Carp of 2012 be wary, I’m coming next year and I promise it is going to get ugly.