Rogue Valley Smoke and Fire Nightmare

Last year at this time:

 

This year I need a gas mask as well as this new CamelBak water bag to take along flyfishing for summer steelhead.

 

 

 

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Classic Fly Pins For Christmas

I’ve been tying old classic fly patterns on decorative hook pins for Christmas. Here are a few of my favorites. The hat pin hooks are not easy to tie on. There is the difficulty of tying around the pin and it’s keeper. Number one is avoid the sharp point of the pin. Ouch! Almost any fly pattern can be tied on fly pin. I’m looking forward to trying a few new patterns this year!

Classic Fly Pins For Christmas


For several years I’ve been tying old classic fly patterns on decorative hook pins for Christmas. Here are a few of my favorites. The hat pin hooks are not easy to tie on. There is a lot that you have to work around. Number one is avoid the sharp point of the pin. Ouch, but the results are sure worth it. The finished pins do look great worn on clothing lapel or hat brim.

Classic Fly Pins For Christmas


I tie old classic fly patterns on decorative hook pins for Christmas. Here are a couple of my favorites. The hat pin hooks are not easy to tie on. There is a lot that you have to work around. Important is to avoid the sharp point of the pin when wrapping thread and materials. Ouch!

Rogue River Water Flows

The Rogue River water flow is dropping back down now and the further good news is that there will be no rain for the next week or so. That could mean that the river will drop back into shape for February winter steelhead fishing soon. Lately a lot of large steelhead fly patterns have been fixed in the jaws of my fly tying vise.

Classic Fly Pins For Christmas


I’ve been tying old classic fly patterns on decorative hook pins for Christmas. Here are a few of my favorites. The hat pin hooks are not easy to tie on. There is a lot that you have to work around. Number one is avoid the sharp point of the pin. Ouch!