Wednesday, 20 January 2010

A Few Sedges and Things

Went to the Grayling Society meeting last night at the Devonshire in Baslow where Don Stazicker gave us a chat and slideshow entitled "its not what you fish, its the way that you fish it". As usual with Don, who is exceptionally knowledgeable about all things fly fishing, it was a really enjoyable show. If you get chance to see any of Don's shows or even speak to him take the opportunity, you won't be disappointed.

I have persevered with those B sedge wings and managed to get it to the point of just applying enough heat to burn the wings so they are passable. Anyway I have tied up about a dozen different types including a grannom, brown and black sedges. Here are my efforts, feel free to criticise. Whether they will catch is another matter.

They don't look too bad I suppose. Ok onto the next lot. Think I'll tie some LDOs from the WTT journal from 2008 which had some Oliver Edewards patterns. 1st attempt.

Will post some more "efforts" when I have something presentable!
The Derwent is still up and coloured with all the snow melt which I think will be around for a few more days judging by the depth of the drifts on the tops. Hopefully by the weekend it will be ok. Will put out a report on Friday.


glen pointon said...

They look very sweet to me Colin, well if they dont get hammered in a afternoon sedge hatch, nothing will...i bet they take a while to do, i would be thinking about them trees half the time...
Keep up the great blog fellow blogger, let me know and we will do a session Grayling session soon?
Nice one Glen

Aaron said...

Very nice tying! If you don't mind me asking, what is the material of the wings? They look awesome!