The Drunken Sailors and Floating Midge Emergers
These are two projects from the last few days. First are the Drunken Sailors as described in LaFontaine’s Legacy. Liz picked it up for me. It’s cool but kind of boring, and doesn’t explain where they get some of their materials which I find to be very frustrating! Where do you find a “Flex Clip?” I googled forever nothing, and nothing at the hardware store, however, I can tie Drunken Sailors. I really prefer to tie multiples at a time, the simple truth is practice makes perfect. Notice the I started with the lower left white and finished at the last olive one getting better as I went. I’m fairly confident the rejects will still work but its nice to have a few good looking ones. I like the idea behind the weighting. The book describe how weighting the fly in a specfic manner will cause, upon release of tension, a more natural reaction for a wounded or “Drunk” fish.
These are floating midge emergers. Took me a while to get the soft-hackle correct and even when I did I felt like it still didn’t look quite right. Once again practice definitely makes perfect and on a side note I really liked the sparse peacock Ice Dub thorax.