Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Hitting the Stride
The Holidaze are around the corner. If not for my kids these days would be pointless. If I could turn the other way I would. The fishing for me this fall has been lack luster to say the least and I hope to resolve this soon. The fly tying had at one point been very overwhelming and the point of burnout was very close. I relaxed a bit and just took on the "I'll fill what orders I can" attitude until I could get my batteries recharged. It didn't take long. Something clicked and I felt refreshed. Flies came out of the vise faster and new attempts came out as I had hoped. For a second time now I experienced a Tiers High. That feeling of pure reward and confidence that is so often sought in life. The energy peaked with the trio of Winters Hope. Everything came out as I had hoped. I made some slight judgement calls on numbers of wraps, lenghts, but that's what I like to do. Then came a sample of Scottish Highland Cattle from http://www.tiethefly.com/ and I experimented with dyeing this close polar bear substitute. Choclate brown was the color of choice and then came the prawn star. The outcome again was exceptional in my mind and I enjoyed positive feed back on both. Hopefully this extra push will get me through the Holidaze.