I can’t spin deer hair for shit. I once tied a couple of Galloup’s “Zoo Cougars,” but I never fished them knowing that the $6.50 chugger they stuck next to would have a hard time making friends if I lost ‘em. Foam won’t replace the Zoo Cougar, but these tube frogs love to kiss.
Most fly fishers are replenishing their box’s with patterns proven worthy in the previous season. Me, I wasting hooks on these wierdseys. I started with 20 ga copper wire, and settled on 4# mono.
Got mostly blanked on the Brazos. One Rainbow to hand and, with an unnecessary gear change, a couple of under-sized Striper. I’m halfway over this artificial fishery. Probing complicated water with size 20 dropper rigs for weak, 8” belly pale stockers is no way to spend a chilly morning. But, warmer days have the fish [...]
Cold morning tomorrow. I begged my skinny neoprenes for another .5, but they won’t have it. Trout come Tuesday. Been tying gnats, brassies, and zebra midges. Boring, but sexy if you get off on eye strain. I doubt I’ll wanna trade my 3wt for an 8wt, but I tied some flies for ‘bow-hungry Striper. Way [...]