Thursday, 13 January 2011

Captain's Blog Jan 11. No Flies on me!

Orvis sell all sorts of countryside stuff including these fascinating guys. What's great about these fishing flies is that at first glance they look like the bugs and flies they pretend to be. On closer inspection they don't at all but are clever mimics made from twine, feathers and acrylic fluff. You can buy them ready made (these pics are from the Orvis catalogue) or make your own. They look fantastic all together in the acrylic display case in the shop. I raved so much the manager gave me a complimentary dragon fly fly but they are surprisingly cheap so start collecting!