Despite the snow, my Dad and I decided to go out and do some bird hunting. We had this day on the calendar for a while and didn’t want to re-schedule. It ended up being one of the most exciting hunts I’ve had. Since the snow was a little frozen on the top, the birds couldn’t burrow like they would have liked and they did a lot of running and moving around. We hunted Mike, who is a Shags Run setter and he did great. Mike has a great nose, listens well and tracked the birds fantastically. After the cold morning, I came home and continued to stock my spring fly box with some bait-fish patterns for the Hybrid Bass. It was a good day. Enjoy the pictures!
|If you look closely at this picture you can see the dog (on the right) and the bird half way up on the far left.|
|Walking in the snow was a work out for all of us|
|My Filson Strap vest has served me well this year|
With Hybrid season approaching, it’s a lot of fun to try new fly patterns. To make sure I have enough to last me for a while, I’ve been tying a lot of Hollow Flies and think that they will do great this year. If you have any interest in learning to tie these, just give me a call!
|This was one of my best flies from last year in Chartreuse and white, below is the same fly in a different color!|