High river water and domestic duties for a second weekend put paid to that, but things are marching along nicely with the house and it won't be long until those long summer nights and all the upheaval of plastering, & electricians will be but a distant speck in my memory.
It wasnt all bad news, as I came home tonight to receive a package with a postmark from Austria which meant only one thing, My old military friend Klaus had been up to his usual tricks of posting things over without notification.
As I opened the box I was greeted with a handwritten letter and a display of handmade floats which he had graciously made for me.
a lovely selection which I will put to good use at some point in the future.
I was then confronted with a leather covered box......and on opening.
Something that will come in very handy not only in the fly tying & float making. Simple things that make such a difference in the pursuit of creating floats & flies for our sport.
And talking of creating, a few flies I knocked up after seeing a similar fly on the net so decided to try my hand.
#20 IOBO Humpy fly, created by Jack Tucker of Pennsylvania in the USA and modified in the UK for ease of tying.
Another couple of nymphs this time with some Nymph skin and some 20lbs nylon as legs.