Dustin loves the blog Poudre Canyon Chronicles. For those of you that have not visited it, do so now. If you love to tie, you’ll love this blog. MidgeMan posts his creations on a regular basis, tells where the patterns fish well, and even gives the recipes. A fly tiers dream, right? Since Dustin is relatively new to this fly tying business he needs all the help he can get, and he finds a lot of useful tips and great recipes on MidgeMan’s blog.
Dustin warmed up by tying a few Superman-like nymphs. It had been awhile since he sat down at the vice so he wanted something fairly easy to tie, and a tie that proved productive in the past. Superman style nymphs rock in MO waters, but we’ll see how these fair in CO waters.
After tying a bit of these nymphs, Dustin wanted to try his hand at a pattern he took off MidgeMan’s blog, Serendipity. The name alone is intriguing enough to make a person want to tie and fish it, but it sounds like it produces as well as it is named.
We haven’t mastered the art of taking pictures of flies, so pardon the crudeness of the photo. This was his first try; he’s going to continue working on it until he can get the tightness and smooth finish reached by slightly more skilled tiers. He enjoyed tying this pattern, and I am sure I will enjoy fishing it. I suspect we’ll have a box full of MidgeMan inspired patterns!
I’m still working on Dustin to write his own entries, but he’s reluctant. He tells great stories; the tricky part is to convince him that writing the stories he tells is just as easy as speaking them.
Also, I posted an entry in the Venus & DM page. We started treatment yesterday. The post is just a summation of the first step.