Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The Alder Fly... And A Few Thoughts
I admire that and feel somewhat that a connection to the classic is necessary for the sport. It is really what has drawn me to fly fishing. I love the old school way of doing things. The reliance on ones own abilities to get a thing done. If I need a thing fixed I try to fix it myself. If I need a kitchen table build specifically for the size of my kitchen, I build it myself. If I want to catch fish, I don't go down to the store and buy some fancy lure made by a machine - well sometimes I do - but mostly I tie up my own fly and catch trout.
It might be the cheep Dutch blood in me that hates spending money on something I can make myself but its my way. Its a way that our ancestors did things. Its a reliance on ones own abilities or the drive to learn to do something, and do it well, that I believe a lot of Americans - and people around the globe - have forgotten about or no longer care about. Anyway, sorry for the rant. When I started typing I was only going to post the fly recipe but then the words started to flow. Back to the fly - I got this little guy from a British fly tying book. It ain't much of a painting but I hope this fly is to their tastes. Enjoy...
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