I went into the fly shop today and it felt really strange to walk out with a filled small brown bag for only $20.
Recently I talked my friend into loaning me all his fly tying stuff from his attic and I have just gotten totally addicted to tying flies. I started with some small midges then had to skip over to Elk Hair Caddis. After making dozens of caddis I started to make foam body caddis which I have to say float great and the fish loved the tan ones. But then the other day when I was on the McKenzie I lost my only size 10 Parachute Adams I had left and I decided to get the stuff to tie more. My friend already had the brown saddle hackle so I only had to buy a grizzly hackle and off I went. Three days and 25 Parachute Adams later I think I have them down pat. Which brings me to today and the $20. I went and got several color sections of foam for some Moorish October Caddis and some bleached elk hair for some flies to take on my trip to Colorado. The beauty is that with that small purchase I can make probably 80 fllies. And if you know me and my silly stubbornness I will use every single last little scrap and turn out at least 25 of each pattern until I get them perfect.
Here is a photo of my Parachute Adams and my still needing to be perfected October Caddis (man those size 8 October Caddis are fun to fish).