Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Realistic Fly Test


For the past month and a half, I have been relegated to the life of a student teacher and therefore have zero time to live. By live I mean go fly fishing or sit on my ass, listen to some tunes, and tie some flies. After one awesome (horrible) day in school, I got out the vice and decided to tie my first fly in months. I had a general idea of what I wanted to construct and I got to work constructing the Winter Wonders Stone modeled after this fella...

Winter Wonders Stone

One Too Many Wraps

Sexy Back

I am admittedly not a very good fly tyer and this fly sure doesn't scream of professionalism. However, my ugly ass flies catch fish, and that seems to matter more in my opinion. This is also my first attempt at tying anything that would be regarded as "realistic" and I think it turned out decent. The high point of the tying session occurred while rocking out to some State Radio. I was attempting one of the final steps when I accidently cut off one of the rubber legs. This on minute 30 something. I let out a roar of **** that seemed to echo and reverberate through the apartment and down main street. A las I finished the fly and decided to play a trick on my roommates. What ensued is quite hilarious...


video

1 comment:

ahope said...

Great video, I wish I had a plethora
of unknowing roommates to experiment on. Haha...