My recent favorite and attempts to tie was this T&A Rainbow. This is an amazing swimmer in the water. Shown is the one I bought from Kelly at his shop in this June.
This pattern seemed almost all impossible to tie myself but I found this website for instruction and gathered all the materials needed. Remember my old post? I went to an art/craft store because some materials are not found in fly-shops.
This is my tie of T&A. Not so bad, is it??
Once I learned how to tie, it became a real fan!! Though Kelly meant this fly specifically as a baby rainbow in one color, I couldn't help experimenting in other major colors for streamer. I tied in white with a touch of pink. My imagination and idea were it should look like any bait-fish available to be eaten by big trout.
Then it worked last weekend as I hoped it would be.
Another imagination and variation was all in black with a touch of brown/orange.I knew it would work as posted 3 days ago!!!
Again grip-&-grin!! I can't express how happy I was because this was the only one bite of the day and I didn't lose it.
Another reason I felt so special is, truth be told, I was fishing Lower Madison.
Something going on in my life.........