Take for example the fly Patridge and Orange with its body of orange silk and partridge hackle. The fly is a well known fly with its roots set firmly in English angling history. It is an impressionistic pattern fished successfully during caddis hatches and spinner falls. The Partridge and Orange is traditionally a trout and grayling pattern.
Dreaming of the upcoming summer .... just a few months away now.
Meanwhile its time for tying some soft hackled flies and building some new bamboo flyrods.