Monday, June 30, 2014

Dormouse & Partridge and Trout Fly Tying

I miss tying trout patterns! Living on the ocean coast and fishing mostly for striped bass, my trout fishing trips are not so common today as they used to be in the past. I brought some dormouse (Glis glis) fur back from my trip. It is a great traditional material used by many Balkan fly tyers and perfect for soft hackle bodies, shaggy nymphs and spiky fly thoraxes. I just finished a batch of flies for a friend and have been enjoying the trout fly tying groove. I have to catch up with some rod orders this week, but will be tying and posting trout patterns on a more regular basis.

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