Well I am here and the floods might have tried to take over our basement, but we fought them back and I'm still here. First let me explain that I have not posted this week for a couple reasons. The first reason is I was riding the excitement of Sarah's job, I was riding that thrill till Wednesday. I am just very excited and proud of my wife! So instead of turning this into a full three days of singing my wife's praises I opted to just tell her, my family, her family, and some friends how great she is.
Then there was the rain. We have had a little water in the basement and I have been cleaning it and trying to prevent it from coming back (with rain in the forecast tonight we will see how I did). Also rain related problems are my morning commute. I have been working a part time job, but it is a morning shift starting at 5. My normal twenty minute drive has turned almost thirty five plus. That means I have been getting up earlier and instead of blogging in the afternoon I have been napping.
Lastly it is the start of Lent so I have been to church a lot this week. There was the call sermon on Sunday, then Shrive Tuesday with pancakes after, and lastly ash Wednesday. So this week really did not lend its self to a great blogging week.
I did find time to tie a couple flies, and today I took some pictures of my boxes nearing the end of the filling process. If you have been wondering how a person could have so many boxes and so few flies, it is because I went through them in the fall and purged them of all mangled, rusted, and worthless flies. I tried to save any hooks that could be saved, and mainly just wanted to get my boxes looking nice and being more on the functional again.
|This one needs a couple parachute Adams, and three more BWO's|
|There is always room for streamers. I am constantly trying new ones and removing the junk.|
|I keep thinking I'm done with this box, but that is not true. Hairs ear bead head, more brown stone flies, and I want to figure out a good Crane fly Larva pattern to add.|
|This box is fun. I've got some of everything in here. Some AZ Wondering mini hoppers, some Small Stream Reflections inspired Ausable Bombers, two sizes of Royal Wolf, Henryville Special's. I am going to add some stone flies and a couple Goddard Caddis.|
Now to wrap this up I want to thank Foul Hook for my newest box. I am not sure what I want to fill it with but for now I put some carp flies in it. One of my goals for this year it to bring one of these "golden bones" to hand. Last summer I was on the fish, but could not even get a fish to look at my flies. Here is the box, I really like it! The color is a little wild for my taste but if it use is for carp maybe it will be lucky. Oh and it came with a sticker. That is a huge bonus because I love brand stickers (I have them for my rods, and cloths on my truck).
|Good looking box don't you think?|
|Still learning about carp flies so this is kinda a work in progress.|
Okay everyone I am back.