Thursday, December 30, 2010

Polish Quills

So you are stripping some peacock quills for your nymphs, dries, mergers, midges or whatever you may be twisting up at the vise. As you know Peacock quills make very awesome looking segmented bodies. But are you stripping your quills with an eraser, your fingers, dipping it in a solution of sorts? Well, if you are and are sick of breaking them or find them too time consuming to strip, check out . They are a relatively new company over in Poland that is hand stripping the quills which eliminates the problems of cracking or breaking mid wrap because they are not dipped in some solution that weakens the quill. The quills that they are creating can be used on hook sizes from #12 to #22. They are also producing the quills in 10 different colors to meet all your natural and unnatural needs. Colors available are Natural, Olive, Golden Olive, Orange, Yellow, Red, Pink, Brown, Crimson and Ginger. Each Pack has 25 quills ready to be twisted into something buggy. Check them out and there quills. And the neat thing about them if you do decide to splurge and buy a few packs, is that they have a complete satisfaction program in place, if you don’t like them, send them back within 7 days for a refund. Happy Twisting


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fly of the Day

From the archives comes the fibet/polywinged rs2
hook: 200R #18
body: biot
Underwing: two fibets
Thorax: Buggy Nymph Dub

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tying for myself

Got a few minutes at the vise to twist up some bugs for myself.

Where is the time going, Thanks, 2010 in the rearview mirror.

Everytime I sit down to put something on the blog, something comes up so I have not been very active here. I have managed to get out and wet a line this fall and winter a few times, not as many as I would have liked, but each time I did get out, was well worth it. I was also able to get out and carve some turns in the fresh powder that has been dumping snow on the mountain, which will be a good cleansing for the river systems in the mountains this spring.

I have found myself tying flies for myself and customers, had a great year both at the vise, on the water and life in general.

This year I was able to fish Montana, Idaho, New Mexico and my beloved state of Colorado. I want to reflect on this past Year. 2010 was a busy year for me flytying. I did demos all over the front range at several shops, a few Trout Unlimited Chapters tying events, Denver Fly Fishing Show, and was added to the Partridge of Redditch International Pro Staff. I added several new customers around the country and globe for custom tied flies of my designs which is very rewarding.

A few of the patterns that made it into anglers boxes have been my BWO pattern, Stones of the Underworld, Caddis of the Underworld, Bunker Torpedos, midges galore and the newest pattern the ET Adams.

As this year comes to the end, I want to thank the folks who take the time to read Father Natures Life on the Fly Blog and who have contacted me about tying flies for them, the shows, the demos, and Partridge of Redditch for adding me to their Pro Staff. I am looking forward to 2011 in terms of fly tying, and fishing. Thanks to all, hope you all have a Happy Holiday Season.

Chad aka Father Nature!