Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tying Flies

We had our first fly-tying class today.   I think I like it!   We tied green caddis  (sorry, the colors don't seem to show in the photo) and egg sucking leeches.   Gotta love the names, but don't want to think too much about the crawlies they are supposed to imitate (it's a severe understatement to say that I am not a bug lover!)   
 We also had our second fly fishing class.   The man who is running the classes, and is a big-deal guide in these parts, said my casting is "not half bad."     Blush.


Shellbelle said...

When I read the title of this post in my blogroll, I was intrigued and then I got here and found it meant exactly that, tying flies. Glad to see you weren't catching the little buggers outside and holding them hostage!

I have another blogging friend who is going to take fly fishing lessons in a few months. Sounds like a lot of fun, it always looks so peaceful. Have fun!

gpc said...

Too funny, Shellbelle. I don't like bugs in the house, so I am CERTAINLY not going to kidnap them and bring them inside. There really is something sort of zen about casting, - I can't really speak to the fishing part since I have no experience actually CATCHING anything! I hope your bloggy friend enjoys it.

Don said...

They look good from here Gail. I have tied many egg sucking leaches myself.