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I miss the Speypages community...just been too preoccupied with other events in life to be able to post. That feeling of that needed short-lived deep breath after you finish a lap - only to buckle down for the next few laps. I wish the Autumn lasted 6 months.

Going on an adventure up north starting this weekend with some fishy friends, to chase wild beautiful chrome. A trip 2 years in the planning, yet I just started tying flees these last few weeks:eek:.

All tied in hand with an inspiration for patterns that started with "the Black..." (the Black series), then had a fun time tying some William Blacker patterns, followed by some random flees from Ephemera, and had to finish up with some run-of-the-mill usual suspects.

The Black Dog
The Black Prince
The Black and Orange
The Black Jay
The Black Goldfinch
The Black Dose
The Black Ranger
The Black Doctor

Blacker's no.3
Blacker's no.4
Blacker's no.5
Blacker's no.6

Fitzgibbon's Ephemera General Salmon Fly no.4

The Emerald Gem

Kelson's:
The Blue Doctor
The Butcher
The Childers
The Green Highlander
The Jock Scott

The Ranger (not pictured)
The Silver Grey (not pictured)
The Baron (not pictured)









I'm bringing along the beauties gifted to me from fellow Speypagers and I will do my best to fish your flees as well, gents!

The rig is pointed north and as Simon Peter said in John 21:3 "I'm going out to fish". Hope to have some time to report when I get back.

Thank you for allowing me to indulge, keep tying, keep fishing, cheers!
Adrian
 

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Those flies will clearly not do, Adrian.

Nor the 'boo rod. Ditto, the Hardy reel. There is no fishy Karma there. None whatsoever!!!!

Alas, I think you're wasting your time on the trip to the north. In fact, you should just scoot down this way and teach for me for the next couple of weeks. I'm sure my age "advantage" over you gives me a greater level of maturity to handle the skunking you will receive with those rather mundane flies and 2nd hand-inferior equipment. I am positive that your mental health will be much better off if you just let me take the abuse you're bound to get.

Let me fall on the sword for you.

You understand, of course, that I'm only thinking about you. That's what buddies are for, isn't it?

Keith

PS: Stick a bunch of 'em: Thrashing sea monster-types. Send pictures.
 

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Thank you, fellows.

Keith, hope to fish with you sooner than later, but seeing that school is back in session...at least an early winter session.

Most of the anglers I fish with are nearing that "retirement" age...I'll be the odd man out soon enough, slaving away for just another brief trip ;)
 
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