Honestly looking out the window as I update the blog Im very glad to be indoors as the Beast from the East has returned for a 2nd helping with minus temperatures, strong freezing winds and heavy snow flurries, definitely the time to be indoors. Not to be wasted I volunteered my services to help a few guys who want to learn spider fishing & improve their dry fly fishing so they were on the lookout for some Furled Leaders so instead of buying them I made a donation of 8 for them.
Setting up the Jig this afternoon was a change from the usual saturday afternoon tasks.
Getting back in the swing it didn't take too long to make 6 normal 5ft dry fly furled leaders with another two sighter leaders to show them the difference.
A few tyings that I have also been getting on with over the last day or so.
All ready for when the Grannom appear on the water.
and a few nymphs using a new material for me ultra lace, I seen this online and thought that coloured wire through the centre would make something different so started experimenting with the few wires I had lying around my tying desk.
The camera never really picked the wire up the way it looks in real life, yellow lace with red wire through it looks like veins running through the nymph body and the red had some copper wire through it.
Im sure it will look good with some other colours which I have on order so the experimenting will continue.
To everyone wherever you are I wish you tight lines for the Brown Trout season.
Next week is my local fishing club AGM & workparty up the Dale followed by our normal pre season dinner which is always an enjoyable day so a few pictures from that at the very least next week.