Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thursday tying

Got together for another Thursday night tying session with some friends.  The highlight of the night was homemade regular and peanut butter whoopie pies baked by Mike's wife who also happens to tie flies.  Chad and Alan worked on some soft hackles again.  I was planning on joining in but got distracted and started spinning up a big tandem muskie fly and went on to tie a few more muskie and pike patterns afterwards.  Once I get going on the big stuff I have a hard time pulling myself away.  I'll show some of what I've been working on another time.  Here are some of soft hackles.  I'm not sure what they are called and if most of them even have names.  They trout don't seem to care.

Mike worked on some monstrous versions of a foam fly I showed him at Eldredge Bros. Flyshop last Sunday. 

I think they came out pretty well.  It will be interesting to see how they perform on the local largemouth bass.


  1. Jeff
    I don't have to tell you this, but the foam are killers in the hot summer. All are outstanding. Thanks for sharing

  2. Thanks Bill. I love tying and fishing deerhair bugs but I've been outfished a little too often by buddies using various foam bugs. The general simplicity of tying with foam is a nice bonus too.

    Nice crappie in your pic. We've been pulling some nice ones through the ice lately but I'm looking forward to getting some this spring when the water opens up again.

  3. Jeff
    I have notice that I am not showing up as one of your followers. I did sign up sometime ago. I tried to join as a follower just now and blogger tells me that I am following your blog as a follower---really confusing, I will keep trying join