Saturday, March 1, 2008

Tyin' and Dreamin'

Hours spent at the vise do much more than provide flies for empty spaces in fly boxes. They inspire dreams of fishing days gone by and opportunities for days yet to come. Being there again in one's mind isn't as good as the real thing, but on a cold, dark, rainy winter day it can really lift the spirits.
These Carp Bitters are modeled after the Bonefish Bitter, an epoxy-head creation made for its namesake in salt water. They appear to contain all of the right qualities for the carp flats so as the feeling in my hands comes back I'm stocking my boxes. Yellow is a good color for the carp that inhabit the small lakes I fish.
Click on the pic for a more detailed view.


Wendy Berrell said...

Man, these will be mised in the swap. Great flies.

smallmouth said...


You should try some of your bitters tied on a jig hook.

zonker said...


Not sure how that would work. But it does give cause to think.