Monday, October 24, 2011
It is that time of year again, where the last thing I want here in Massachusetts is rain, and after Irene there has been sporadic downpours that have left the lower Deerfield high and muddy, and with no car, the fishing options are slim to none. Back home, 600 miles away in Ohio, there has been a record rainfall which has welcomed group after group of steelhead. Metalhead has been played on repeat to keep me sane, but even that is doing little to keep me from wanting to fly home and go swing some flies in pursuit of fresh chrome. In the downtime I have reorganized my fly boxes to many times to count and scraped a little time up to tie. The tying has been reasonably random in the types of streamers. A few steelhead flies have been tied but a few good baitfish patterns have been tied, a good sculpin pattern, and a crayfish that has two rattles in the head to make it sound realistic.