This year seems to be no exception. I actually feel it's going smooth.......Perhaps I was anticipating and getting used to.........does that mean I'm getting old?
Anyways..............here's how it's going so far!!
I had good father-son clients for the float trip on Yellowstone River.
What a guide............having clients work on the action.......... Photographing Guide!......maybe.
You may ask: what I'm getting ready for winter besides firewood (That's right! I just stacked them!)?
Atlantic Salmon Flies, of course. This season, I've planned several framing projects, group or single.
Through my own experiments and what other The Experienced teach me, I have found the best bleaching kit!!
With that and aforementioned my own newly developed dyeing skills, I kicked off the first framing project!!
Following are all based on Mr. George Mortimer Kelson's directions (plus or minus my own interpretations accumulated over the years and the flies).
I'd like to add this must be (at least one of) the champion of materials and procedures involved!
Every Atlantic Salmon Fly has its own history and modern dressers would add his/her own interpretations and wanderings. Like Napoleon and several other distinctive names, did Mr. Kelson imply himself as he had named this pattern?
Married wing of this might seem awkward for some viewers. According to Mr. Kelson's recipes (there are two), "a pair of tippets (back to back) are 'capped' or 'surmounted'" by married strips of other feathers. Who knows? This is my interpretation with my own best and respect.
Then, DePuy's Spring Creek Winter Pass will commence soon and I will be fishing and guiding very hard!!