It's been a while. I tied for a bunch of days in a row then ran into a wall over the holidays. The first jamboree was a lot of fun. We ended up tying only 2 striper flies, a black bird and hollow pollock. Here's a couple pics of these flies from past posts, not the actual ones that were tied in the class.
I'm doing my second jamboree tomorrow 2/26 where the topic is bass and pike flies. A lot of the patterns and ideas have come from other bloggers so thanks for posting your flies especially Simon at Pike Flyfishing Articles. I'm planning on doing a version of his banger in the class. I plan on tying more of these this winter for the upcoming season.
Fishing season is coming up quickly so I hope to more regularly post. This year I'll be chasing stripers as usual and hitting the Saco and local lakes for bass. Pike fishing was a learning experience last year and I want to continue it this year. The focus will be to catch them a little more consistently and under different conditions. The big challenge this year will be to catch a musky. Preliminary plans are in place to chase them in Maine with a possibility of looking elsewhere depending on how successful we are close to home. A couple of musky fly boxes are starting to fill up.