This looks interesting. A 24 hour fly tying marathon in support of Casting For Recovery, an organization I support here in Canada. The event is taking place at the Orvis store in Burford, Oxfordshire and benefits the UK & Ireland chapter of CFR. Best of luck to all the participants.
It’s March 17th and to help ring in the day, here is a green themed river for fishing in Chicago’s Green river. This is a green version of the General Practitioner right down to the green hook.
I’m looking at building a box of Alaskan flies here soon, partially in the hope of travelling to Alaska to fish and partially in the hope of finding some local steelhead and salmon. Flash flies are a popular fly in Alaskan waters and their construction is quick and simple. You can easily change out the colors of the flash and collar to create a wide variety of patterns. Below is the recipe for the Rainbow Flash Fly. Another one to tempt bass with this spring.
Collar – Red saddle hackle
Tail – Rainbow Flashabou
UnderBody – .020 – .030 lead wire ( optional )
Body – Rainbow Flashabou
Wing – Rainbow Flashabou
Thread – Red 6/0
Hook – Mustad 34007 size 1 – 4