The best concise description of a split bamboo fly rod.

"a useful thing, beautifully made"
-Hiram Hawes

torsdag 17. januar 2013

New flies for the upcoming season.

Well these fly patterns are not exactly new, but for a person who has been a dryfly only fanatic for many years now, it's exciting with these "newly" discovered soft hackled flies. At first glance they may not look as appealing like the more modern patterns, but the more I look at these flies the more interesting they become with their soft hackel from birds like Starling, Patridge and Waterhen and with a body made ​​of Pearsall silk and different type of fur.

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.