Fly Fishing: Winter Snow Day
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It wasn’t winter yet but it looked and felt like it! A very pretty but cold setting for a day of fishing. Trying to be the optimist was tough through a fishless morning but it all came together after lunch!
The beer for today was called Snow Day Stout by Troubled Monk Brewing Company, awesome stout with hints of Chocolate and Peppermint.
Fly Tying: “Quillimodo” The Quill Body Yellow Humpy
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So I was going through my old video footage and I forgot all about this one! I meant to post this in the early fall but it slipped my mind so here is a little bonus tying video. Makes me miss my tying gear even more (hopefully in the new house and unpacked by late February!)
Here it is:
The Quill Body Humpy “Quillimodo”
Tail: moose body
Thread: UTC 70 yellow
Body: Stripped peacock quill and 2mm sheet foam
Wings: Bleached Elk Hair
Hackle: Furnace and Grizzly
Great fly to take advantage of the look of a quill body fly with the buoyancy and visibility of the classic Humpy. I hope this helps all my tying friends get through the cold dark of January!
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In the tradition of Cowboy Poetry, Coderre manages to put the reasons, motivations, and emotions behind the question into an introspective piece of poetry. Why?
Why? by Kirby Coderre
Understand what Fly Fishing is.
Fly Fishing is 4:30 AM wakeups
It’s Tying knots with frozen fingers while standing hip deep in freezing water
Fly Fishing is casting into gale force winds
It’s risking falls
And hours at the vice envisioning a day on the water.
Fly fishing is Braving the weather
And hiking for miles to that “magic spot”
Fly fishing is anticipation and frustration.
So why do we love it?
What drives us to such lengths?
Does it keep us sane?
Give us solace?
Does it feed our soul?
Does it give us an appreciation for resources at risk?
Or a past that is only a hint of memory?
Does it connect us with nature, ourselves and each other?
Or is it that each cast gives us a new opportunity for hope
and a story to share?
Find your water…
Youtube Channel: Mid-Life Flysis
Youtube Video: Why?