I’m embarrassed to say that I’m guilty of one of my own biggest pet peeves—fishing websites that are out of date... but the first step in fixing a problem is admitting that you have one. Hence, I’m getting back on the blog train and will keep it up to date this season!
Spring has been hit or miss so far this year on the coast of Maine but I think that we are finally getting around to the “hit” part that is going to stay. The only benefit of late snows we’ve had is that it’s kicked me into gear fly tying, almost like an overtime situation—my tying season got unexpected extended by a couple of weeks and I’m taking advantage of it.
I do some tying for private sale (shoot me an email if interested, “I’ll tie anything once, twice if it’s not awful”), but most of my flies are for guiding/personal use. For the past few years EP-style flies have been popular with my customers, but I’ll let you in on a secret—I almost never fish them myself and they aren’t the most fun to tie (and EP-style fibers wreck havoc on scissors). Sure, I’ll tie one on every once in a while and test my products, but for my style of fishing and where I fish, Clousers and Half and Halfs are what I want and fish them about 90% of the time. When I’m cranking up for the season like I am right now, I bust these out in no time.
The fish will be here in no time, it’s that last push for prep before the weather really get’s nice, so let’s all get ready!