Saturday, June 30, 2007
1. Right hand fingers hold the fly line leader junction, left hand fingers takes a strong grip of the leader.
2. Pull about half a meter (2 feet) of the leader between left hand fingers so that it feels hot but doesn't burn the fingers. This is the heating part of the procedure.
3. Stretch the piece of leader with both hands.
4. Move right hand next to left hand and repeat the procedure until all of the leader is straightened.
There, no need to buy any fancy gadget or get a good bottom snag and break the leader in order to straighten it.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Take a look at Levern "VERN-O" Burm's Gallery featured in Flytier's Page by Hans Weilenmann. Great flies and great photographs.
I have the privilege to own some flies tied by Vern. We made a fly swap last Spring when he sent me a few US trout flies and I mailed him back some Finnish trout flies.
VERN-O's flies can be purchased online via JS Fly Fishing.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
When I take the kids to park I never leave my camera home. I mostly take pictures of my children, but, as my son pointed out, I also take a lot of pictures of bugs.
This is a mayfly. The picture was taken with strong underexposure, and finally accidentally edited with Picasa's Tint filter.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
I call it a yellow may fly with huge1) orange eye balls. An online translator gives it a Latin name of crocus may no per ingens orange oculus balls.
Simplify: A size 18 yellow dun.
1) Hugeness here is relative to the size of a bug.