…some new fly-fishing patterns (for me) and standards
The Marlboro Fly Fishing Show and Fly Tyer magazine provided me with the inspiration to return to my fly tying bench. As I mentioned in my last post, the new material for fly tails looks promising.
After a successful “water” test I returned to my bench and tied a dozen of the new and improved twist tails. The tails on these flies certainly look like great in the water and don’t appear to be easily snapped off after a couple of smallies. A couple of new patterns (to me at least) in Fly Tyer caught my eye (i.e., Sonic Boom and Fishy’s Balloon Fly).
I now have tied both patterns in several colors and have already modified the Sonic Boom by adding a twist tail. Unfortunately, the Kennebec is a river of ice so the real test must wait until spring arrives.