Remember that gazelle-like intensity that was shown in the Quest for 1,000 Trout? Well it’s time to exhibit that same gazelle-like intensity toward my fly tying, except maybe double or triple the level of focus.
Fly tying is something that I want and need to improve. In the past, I simply tied on an as-needed basis, investing the majority of my time on the stream. From this day forward, more time will be spent in front of the vice. So here’s the plan:
I have this fly box container that I received from Trout Unlimited. I’m going to take one pattern and tie it until the entire container is filled with that single pattern, then move on to the next pattern and tie until the entire container is filled, and so on. I’ll start with traditional patterns, sometimes with an added personal touch. Then I’ll move on to Spirit Streams patterns. Then I’ll develop completely new patterns to add to the Spirit Streams lineup.
I’ll give updates along the way including new discoveries, challenges, and successes. This is going to be fun. On that note, time to fire up the bobbin and get to work.
– Spirit Streams