Tying with Starling

I received a brand new starling skin in the mail a couple weeks back (Thanks Kerry, I owe you), but I’ve yet to find a quiet moment to start experimenting. I did find a nice blog with a good selection of starling hackled flies. So it looks like I’ll be breaking into that skin and the Golden Plover I managed to grab off my buddy AL. The boxes from last year are all still looking quite empty, ad these would fit the bill for a few spaces at least. We have about 20 of these introduced European Starling calling my backyard home at the moment, and I’ve seen some impressive flocks of at least 1,000 birds occupying the fields around here. If the flies start working well, they ad better be on guard.

Check out the offerings tied up at The Fly Fisherman’s Cafe

Starling and Red

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Thanks Jeff!

It arrived in the mail and now I just have to find a suitable frame. Jeff from Drawing Flies 365 was kind enough to send me the original artwork he did for the header fly. So now the plan is to frame it up with the original fly. No that they are side by side, the artwork is even more impressive. Make sure to drop by Jeff’s site and get an update on the work he is doing. I’m also waiting anxiously for his Brook pinup project to become available. 

Header fly and artwork

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