Saturday, January 30, 2010

New Look

In the off season, we tie flies and read about success stories from more accomplished anglers in more temperate locales.

When both have been exhausted, we change things up a bit. Hence, the new look for the website, which I decided upon out of sheer boredom. I hope my 2 - 3 regular readers like it!

To honor the occasion, I've posted this video of my nephew and good friend breaking some boards. I'll be forced to stop messing with him pretty soon.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Enough already!

I don't know about anyone else, but I'm stuck smack dab in the middle of a bitter winter rut.

I'm growing weary of this:

I'd much rather be doing this:

The deep freeze finally lifted today. I took a nice walk along the river, and it was actually comfortable outside. No snotcicles in my moustache, no frost on my toes, no eye-watering frigid breeze. I nearly threw better judgment to the wind and almost broke out the flyrod to drift a midge through the tiny opening the river cut through snow and ice. Neurotic at best. Moronic at worst.

I'm not the world's best, nor its most efficient, fly tier. I'm getting to the point where I can mass produce a dozen or so per hour, however. My problem is that there are going to be far too many "hours" between now and more favorable conditions on the Poudre. I may have to put the vise on ice for a little while and start searching for some good tailwaters.

Waiting for a favorable Groundhog Day.