Friday, 19 February 2010

Kinky Muddler result!



Tying flies is all very well BUT it is completely pointless unless you are going to fish them or have them fished!

Last night I decided to tie up a pattern I'd seen on a US based forum - it is by a talented tyer called Johnny King and the fly is called a Kinky Muddler... I had a little play and this is a very imperfect first attempt at this tie... I used white for the underside and the top wing a combination of shrimp, pink and black marker pen with a little blue flash... as I say it was a play... craft eyes were bonded in place.
So this morning I woke to a hard frost and decided a trip to the trout fishery was not on! Too cold... so I went for a mooch nearer home... To cut a long story short I had a follow and then a boil from a bigger fish behind the fly and then a cast that resulted in this jack... nice to have the string pulled.

2 comments:

pikepicker said...

Tying flies is all very well BUT it is completely pointless unless you are going to fish them or have them fished......not sure about that one Dave?

David Edwards said...

Ken... you tie a fly to fish it... get it in the water and get a fish on! I don't have my ties hanging around the house... in a wallet ready to go with the prime intention of catching. Now whether I do or not is another question!

Cheers

David

PS the kinky muddler did!