Wednesday, 31 December 2008

2008 into 2009

2008 has been a good year. It has seen me visit several new places, meet loads of new and interesting people and I also got married. So all in all, a busy and exciting year. I thought I'd post a few pictures from this year before we consider 2009. I must say thanks for reading my blog - it is only you that make these things worth doing. I have been lucky enough this year to meet, speak with, be in contact with some of the finest fly fishermen and tyers in the world. Thanks to all of those who have inspired me.

Even with a wet summer, My local Wellow brook continued to be a beautiful place. It always throws up a few suprises:

Pike fishing on Chew valley; we moved lots of big fish, but they just wouldn't play. So we had to put up with the smaller residents... great fun with the fly and something I hope to do even more of in 2009:

I also had the pleasure of visiting and doing some tying at the British Fly Fair:

...and one last pattern for the year:

Slim Line:

Hook: Grip 14723BL #16 - #12
Thread: 10/0 Olive Powersilk
Rib: as thread, waxed
Thorax: Superfine #25
Hackle: Metz #1 Hen, Dun

All the best,

1 comment:

Jeremy said...

This super slim fly is as skinny as any I've EVER seen tied. Good job!!

I'm sure Hans W. would approve.