Catskill influenced flies incorporating modern materials
(and drunk cellphone photos in the woods)
Monday, July 30, 2012
JT's Fly Shop
Dude this place rules. They got all kinds of shit, sooo much stuff I now wish I bought, and lots of really cool stuff I wish I had (but shouldn't spend $ on). Me and my little lady made the hour trek up there to check it out. She flopped around in my arms like a trout with A.D.D. so I couldn't spend as much time as I wanted to studying the shelves, I still managed to make out with some awesome hooks, a new slit foam DRY fly box, stretch skin stuff, and some dub. Dub is addictive. Its one of those inexpensive materials I always buy thinking that I will use it on some killer dry pattern and before you know it, ya got yourself an entire tupperware bin of the shit. (don't ask) Definitely check this place out.
After taking a long drive up thru some great trout streams, we had to stop on the way home. The first fish (a small bluegill taking a mayfly) really got my daughters fascination, and as it swam away, she followed it. Now soaking wet, crying, & muddy, thankfully DCF wasn't waiting at my car. Wet and cold.... think i had a change of clothes for her.... no.... well kind of. I did find a T-shirt in the back seat.
She's totally got the fishing bug