so back to normality and hilarity well now that I've recovered from the 2 day trip back from northern Vermont and the mozzie bites have calmed down a bit although I've still got a few on my arms bloody things .......
so i had a few projects to get on with one was to build a new fly tying desk the reason for this is that my son is needing his own space now so i decided to move it back to where i had it originally as the light was fantastic in there for tying i only moved it in the first place as we had a baby
the new desk rises from the ashes
OK so rising from the ashes is a bit strong but I'm a great believer in recycling so the whole thing is mashed together with recycled scraps from old draws and wardrobes just doing my bit for the planet
gurglers tying spree
while i was fishing with ken i noticed how devastating the gurgler was ken has got these down to a fine art and he can really make these things talk on the water so i tied a couple while i was over there and seeing how devastating they are i tied some of my own variations when i got home
you may think the gurgler is the a fly that cant really be improved on but me being me I've added my own twist by simply adding rubber legs and rattles inside them they are great to tie up look like nothing on earth but the fact is they catch fish end of story
so the finished prototype the other great thing is that the fly when cast will always ride hook up because of the way the deerhair is spun and cut it will flip over when it lands perfect , so this ones on the way to ken just now for testing so stay tuned