Monday, February 18, 2013

Winter Fly Tying

Fly tying during the winter is a respite for getting through the dark winter months.  This past weekend, a good friend invited me over to tie some flies.  Dave has the ideal "man cave" set up for tying, and it is a great place to set up the vises and work on filling the fly boxes with favorite patterns.  Fly tying with a friend is a great way to share tying tips, new patterns, and stories from last season's fly fishing trips.  After a productive afternoon of tying, our fly boxes welcomed the addition of bead head nymphs, copper john's, and a secret pattern created by noconympher.

Hit the vises if you have been putting it off.  Warm weather is just around the corner!


  1. I've had to order new jaws for my vise and lost my whip finisher. I'm on forced housework now.

  2. Sorry to hear that cofisher. One might say you are now a "whipped-finisher."

    Enjoyed the day with you BDF. Lets do it again soon.

  3. Sorry to hear that Cofisher! You don't keep an old Thompson "A" vise around for emergencies? Nymph-oh-manica, it was a blast! Thanks again.

  4. BDF! Glad to hear you and nymphomaniac were tie'in up some flies. Make sure and tie some for me! I see your sport'in your TFM tactical wear!