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Grannyknot
02-01-2011, 10:15 AM
My wife and I are expecting our first child any day now, so I havenít really been able to make it to the mountains because Iím afraid of Murphyís Law striking when I donít have cell phone coverage. All I can do is make plans for this spring and tie flies. Iím getting really excited about the possibility that quill gordons might be hatching in a month or so. Itís some long overdue excitement after a long winter of tough fishing.

Quill Gordon Dry
Hook: Mustad 94840 #12 Dry
Thread: Uni 8/0 Camel
Tail: Light Dun hackle fibers
Body: Stripped Peacock Herl
Wing: Wood Duck Flank
Hackle: Light Dun Neck Hackle (most call for Light Ginger)

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/CodyEdrington/Flies/1-31-11004.jpg

Quill Gordon Wet
Hook: Mustad 3399 #12 Wet Fly Hook
Thread: Danville 70d 6/0 Black
Tail: Cream hackle fibers
Body: Stripped Peacock Herl
Wing: Wood Duck Flank
Hackle: 2 turns of Cream Hackle

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/CodyEdrington/Flies/1-31-11005.jpg

I also finished my new fly tying bench last weekend. It took a while to finish because there are no fasteners, just glue & biscuit joints, so there was a lot of time in the clamps. Made it out of some oak shelving that I found in my attic. Cherry Stain with 2 coats of Poly.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/CodyEdrington/Flies/1-31-11002.jpg

Knothead
02-01-2011, 10:18 AM
1. Congratulations on the new addition! What size rod did you get the little one for the big day?
2. Nice flies!
3. Nice tying bench!
3 for 3- you're on a roll!

Grannyknot
02-01-2011, 10:59 AM
1. Congratulations on the new addition! What size rod did you get the little one for the big day?

I've got a little 6.5' 3wt fiberglass rod that I'll pass down to him one day.

Stana Claus
02-01-2011, 12:02 PM
That nice, tidy tying desk puts me in mind of one of my personal rules of thumb: An uncluttered desk is a sign of a sick mind.

Kytroutbum
02-01-2011, 01:16 PM
Congrats on the new fishing buddy. Those are great ties!!

kentuckytroutbum
02-01-2011, 05:48 PM
1. Congratulations on the new addition! What size rod did you get the little one for the big day?
2. Nice flies!
3. Nice tying bench!
3 for 3- you're on a roll!

Grannyknot-

You're on a roll!
Nice, nice, & nice.

Bill

GrouseMan77
02-01-2011, 06:36 PM
I'll say it again...great looking flies and I'm sure you'll enjoy that fine looking tying bench.

As soon as that baby is born we'll take him/her on a little fishing trip up to Abrams Creek or the Raven Fork. ;) Either should prove to be a pretty easy introduction to fly fishing in the park.

narcodog
02-01-2011, 06:36 PM
Get that stuff done now cause you won't be able to do much in a little while. ;)

flyman
02-01-2011, 10:48 PM
Flies look pretty good Granny:smile:

Corbo
02-04-2011, 12:25 AM
Your wife ACTUALLY lets you tie in the dining room? You are blessed!

Last winter while laid up in bed for many months after a foot surgery my wife let me tie in bed! Of course she slept in a different bedroom.

Nice bench. I've forgotten how many sets of waders and boots my son went through when growing up but the kids sizes pretty much cost as much as those for adults.... and their feet get larger every year.

Grannyknot
02-10-2011, 02:46 PM
I was looking at the weather forecast today on weather.com, looks like Sunday will start a warming trend. Next week we are supposed to see temps in the upper 50s all week. Once the upper elevation snow melt has gone, we should be well on our way to seeing these guys flying around....Fingers crossed.

I can't wait.

GrouseMan77
02-10-2011, 05:56 PM
I was looking at the weather forecast today on weather.com, looks like Sunday will start a warming trend. Next week we are supposed to see temps in the upper 50s all week. Once the upper elevation snow melt has gone, we should be well on our way to seeing these guys flying around....Fingers crossed.

I can't wait.

I'm not done chasing birds just yet. It can do what ever it wants after February 28th.

flyman
02-11-2011, 12:27 PM
Keep watching the fishing reports. As you see the water temps approaching 50 each day, get ready:biggrin: