Like all other years it has been different kind of preparing for the forthcoming season.
This winter it has been a lot of fly tying,have been very excited about tying different flies of bucktail,Hollows,Bulkheads etc,etc...
Have get some nice tips how to improve my tying and after some flies I have been very pleased how my hollows turned out from a bit bulky overdressed flies to airy easy casting flies with good movement.
Nice to get bases on track and start some variations too.
As I can't go fishing there has been a lot of tying and just showing you some of my new flies.
Soon I started to do some variations like tying articulated decivers too,just to have also some bigger flies if needed.
As you can see I haven't forgot wiggle tails,why should I,they saved so many trips for me last season.
Just to not make things boring I have also tied some other patterns too,old and always reliable flash flies on tube,not that I need any new but for mental reasons and to test some flash I received from
http://www.predatorflyfishing.be/ I really like those colors,especially the red/black.
Have to add couple more...
Updated a pattern which base I learned on a fly tying course last year,or actually I just downdressed it a bit to suit my fishing better.
An articulated with two hooks,not a big fan of using doubles but good to have couple of them in your box too.
My biggest interest and hope lying on a pattern which I saw in a Finnish Facebook group and this is something I really believe in.
It's originally a variation from Bob Popovics Beast but the version I saw was a mix of Niklaus Bauers "black bream" and the Beast (not sure about the history here...)
Anyway,there was a awsome SBS description on that Finnish site and here's some results,I made some small modifications on some of them.
There's a lot more these are my favorites,while writing this post the mailman brought me a package I had waited for,Bob Popovics new book which I can recommend to all,awesome description about materials,techniques and different patterns,tying tips etc,etc...