Thursday, January 5, 2012

fly ties

We are located very close to Yellow Breeches, an amazing trout stream. It is easily accessible by car, runs wide and clear with varying depths and not too many rapids, and has a public park in the middle of a beautiful neighborhood. Tall trees line both sides of the river, and with the extra foot of rain we had last year there are plenty of new snags and hiding places in the water.

People who fly fish use bits of feathers and other materials to lure the fish onto their hooks. We have been saving downy feathers, longer tail feathers and clipped wing feathers. We clip one wing of feathers from our laying hens to make flying more difficult. We prefer the girls stay here!

This spring, or next, the farmer and the fly fishers that travel here will meet up. Or maybe we will make fascinators..

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