Thursday, July 11, 2013

When there's too much thunder and lightning and tornaodes...tie flies!!

So far the summer can be summed up in a couple of words


HUMID - lows of 76F and dew point 72F. 

THUNDERSTORMS - enough so that the house shakes

LIGHTNING - oh yeah, it is popping all over

TORANDOES - three the other week, one just yesterday

FLASH FLOODS - my all time favorite. River runs high, starts to get to normal and then runs high again.

One of the best quotes to date is:

"This has been a horrible fishing season for me. The only seasons I've had worse than this one were ones I didn't go fishing at all. I have high hopes it will turn around for me in the fall, but maybe I'm being foolishly optimistic."

When I read the above I just couldn't help but laugh. It has been tough. Last time I was out I was wet wading at night and still sweating. The water seems too warm too early this summer. So.... I am hanging out in the ol' fly tying room doing up some wet flies. Here is a small sample of what I have been doing.


  1. Pretty dark, huh? I'm taking a break from tying some at the moment myself. Flies for autumn...

    Nice flies! I hope both of our luck turns around really soon!

  2. Not dark - unless the clouds move on in again :-)
    I am hoping to get out tomorrow and Sat.

    1. Good luck. I'm looking forward to reading a glowing report from you. I am living vicariously through all my fishing friends nowadays.