The most estimable Dr. Vestal, my dear Colorado friend and Cotinga Club member and mentor, mentioned he was collecting donations for a box of steelhead flies the club would donate to a club in the Pacific NW for a fund raiser. It might be our friendship club that hosted the tying festivities in Renton last June.
Anyway, we talked about patterns. I mentioned that the only flies I'd tied in months were a few Humpies to teach a class and do a demo. He thought that would be fine. So I tied 3 each in 6 and 8. Finding hackle was a chore.
I sure hope they all end up in fish jaws. If Geert fished them, they'd all get lost in trees or bridge abutments. Sad.
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