Winter brings opportunity for fly tying. You can of course tie any time you want. If it is nice enough to be out fishing though, flies can wait. Right now we are sitting in almost single digits in Utah, which means its bloody cold. Funny story. A friend and I went fishing in below freezing weather. We thought, yeah no big, fish have to eat no matter what. Which is very true. But after fighting cold freezing winds, de-icing the eyelets after every cast we were getting discouraged with the lack of fish. The I watch my buddy remove a glove and drop his hand into the ice cold river. I’ll be damned if he didn’t come up holding a fish. Plucked it out of the stream. Well…we figured if the fish are that cold, maybe it was time for us to wuss out and call it a day.
So it’s on these freezing cold days that I like to tie. it occupies some time and I still feel like I am fishing to a point. Gearing up is part of the process after all. One fly I never tie, because I never us it, is the GloBug. Why don’t I use them? I’m primarily a dry fly kinda guy. However, this last fall I was having trouble catching fish during the spawn. I’m guessing that the feeding fish were targeting in on the eggs floating down stream. That’s all it took. I picked me up some yarn, and I’ve been searching the net for the simplest way to tie. Here is the video that makes it short, sweet, and to the point. So this week I am going to give it a shot. I will film it and see how they turn out. If it isn’t to ego shattering I will post my failures and successes. Here is the video. Check it out. And please, let me hear from you on what you think.