Thursday, February 21, 2013

Visiting The Vise! Tying The Pink Army

  As I mentioned in yesterdays post I have been detained with Ice Fishing, and haven't put much thought into fly fishing as of recently. After realizing how close the early season opener was and how unprepared I am at this current point, I figured it was time to kick my ass into high gear. Last night I dusted off the tying vice and decided to start restocking the fly boxes. I was low on my favorite early season fly, the Pink Squirrel. So I decided I should start tying up an army to restock. I got about a dozen or so tied up, and still have some more to go. I only had size 14 hooks so I got those tied up in a couple small variations, and in the meantime ordered up some much needed size 12 hooks and 1/8" gold beads. Here are a few photo shots from last nights bench visit.


  1. im seriously debating over throwing almost all streamers this early season, though i do enjoy nymphing a close second. good luck this year out there. are you fishing opening day?

  2. I hear ya. I have tried the past few seasons with minimal results, but when you do catch one on a streamer it is usually big. I have been thinking that I might nymph in the morning and then switch over to streamers in the afternoon, and maybe if we are lucky a hatch will pop somewhere during the day if it ever warms up. I am probably not going to make it up on opening day due to work, but Sunday I am going to head up for sure. Hit me up if you want to meet up to fish a little