Tying, lots and lots of fly tying!
Between now and December I need to churn out a couple of dozen flies for a fly swap I foolishly committed myself to on the spur of the moment. It seemed like a good idea at the time however now that I have got to stay up past my bed time to tie the buggers I am feeling a bit overwhelmed, at least it means I will get some back that are actually half decent.
Now – what flies to actually tie up for it? I think my classic “Scruffy Kelvin Olive” will be a contender, I am not going to show you it just now I will wait until I have handed them in before I post pictures in case some other bugger nabs the idea.
Of course some of you will be laughing into your genetic capes at a couple of dozen flies to be produced in a leisurely month or so as you churn that many out in an hour however considering that I arise at a totally unholy hour in the morning (for the love of God the boys got me up so early the other morning the announcer said good night as he ended his shift) I need to get to my bed at a fairly half decent time.
However, I am committed as it may actually have a side benefit that will allow me to tie flies in relative peace. Anyone that has ever looked at my Amazon Wishlist knows that during the winter months my world gets a little bit on the gray side and I crave the light – well it just so happens my fly tying lamp is equipped with a sunshine light that should burn away all those winter cobwebs leaving me chirpy and smiling – or at least tying flies with a cold beer to accompany the hooks should keep me chirpy anyway.