There’s a period this summer when all of our kids will be out of town. The Mrs. asked me if I would teach her to fly fish.
We will head to the “Trophy Stretch” up in Pittsburg, NH. I’ve booked a room at Tall Timber for a long weekend. It will be her first stay and my 15th, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing again the Caron family (the owners).
As I’ve written before, I love it up there. It truly is heaven for me. It’s beautiful, cell coverage is spotty, and the trout are prolific. Before six years ago, I fished only once a year, and that was where I went.
So, I’ve been re-loading the fly boxes this morning to prep for the trip. On winter Saturdays, I love getting up before dawn and making flies in a cold room while sitting next to the fireplace.
At the Trophy Stretch, I really like throwing Caddis emergers and soft hackles and have been tying them this morning. I’m incorporating some ruffed grouse feathers where appropriate, as a skin arrived in the mail this week. The photo doesn’t do justice to the fine and beautiful articulation on the feathers.
Best wishes for a great weekend. It’s confirmed: I will be in Atlanta for the Super Bowl and am really pumped. Go, Pats!