Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Fenian from Pryce Tannatt - two versions

Been a while since I posted anything here, actually, it was quite a while in the doldrums seeking inspiration to tie salmon flies. But I finally got back on the horse and tied a few flies the past couple of weeks, which I'll periodically post. Hopefully this will get me back on track with the 52 salmon flies project. If it doest work out, we're likely looking at about 45 for the year.

Anyways to the the Fenian's. There are two patterns I konw of for this fly, one from Kelson the other from Pryce Tannatt. I tied the PT version, one in the vise and the other in hand. Both have very different looks despite comprising exactly the same components throughout. 

Fenian from T.E. Pryce-Tannatt
Tied by Eunan Hendron on a 
3/0 Noble HB from Ronn Lucas.

The version I tied in hand comprises a mixed wing, and on a smaller hook, a 1/0 vintage Harrison Hollow point of unknown provenance. A nice little hook, particularly for mixed wing flies. The head on this fly is unfinished, just tied off with waxed thread.

Fenian from T.E. Pryce-Tannatt
Tied by Eunan Hendron on a 
Vintage 1/0 Harrison Hollow point hook.



Friday, April 4, 2014

invest in a life, rather than materials/fishing this weekend

I don't ususally post things like this, but this story really hit me as my own daughter is 3 years old.

A little girl with a chance at having her life saved and the only thing standing in the way is money to start the treatment.

I had planned to buy some materials this weekend, but instead its going to this project.

Think about it.

$20 is a spit in the ocean for you and me, but could make all the difference to a little 4 year old girl