Sunday, March 29, 2020

More pond streamers


Here are a few more streamers for the Adirondack ponds.  Starting from left to right are the Montreal, in the middle is a no-name streamer that I saw referred when reading about Adirondack pond fishing.  The streamer is tied with a silver tinsel body, grey marabou wing topped with peacock herl, and an orange head.  The one on the right is the well known Mickey Finn.  I hope that these will provide some alternative options for pond fishing.


Stay healthy friends!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

More tying

The fleet ready to go 
Tying has been a nice break during this time of social distancing.  I've been working on patterns that have been problematic for me like the Muddler Minnow. Feather wing streamers are also a classic fly that I have little experience tying.  Motivated by the lack Gray Ghosts in my box for fishing Adirondack Ponds, I decided to work on tying a few.

If you look closely, you will see I've used imitation jungle cock nails.  While these could use a lot of improvement, they should prove to be fish-able streamers!



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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Muddlers

Wings, tails and tinsel bodies stagged
and ready for the deer hair head

During this period of social distancing, it's a good time to restock for spring.  I don't tie Muddler minnows particularly well so I thought I would work on some traditional ones, as well as black and white marabou ones for Adirondack brook trout.  These were tied on a #6 4XL streamer hook.  I will also tie the traditional ones on a mustad 9671 #12 as well.  I staged this batch tying the wings, tails, and body and then doing all the heads at once.




The Muddler fleet ready for the next mission