Monday, December 31, 2007

Building the fly list

Well, I found the fly pattern book that I was looking for. Along the way I also found a large pile of fly information that I have printed out over the years. Many of the ones that I found were step-by-step instructions, so I will not be tying most of those this year. Why should I copy someone else's instructions when there are many patterns that I like that do not have step-by-step instructions available. Thus, I am going to mostly stick to patterns that I like that are not readily available in this same format.

There will be a few favorites, however, that are available on other sites, mainly because I really like them and use them.

Anyway, look back at the 'Flies' post to see the list as it now stands and as it grows over time.


Lime Trude

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Well, I was hoping that I would be able to get a list of flies I am planning on tying together by now, but, well, as usual, the Christmas season has acted to keep this from happening. I have decided on a few of the flies. I am going to tie a wasp pattern, a Crappie Candy, and a Cow Dung as a part of the year, but I am not sure which other ones I will decide on.

Part of it is that I am unable to find a pattern book that I bought a number of years ago. I don't want to just redo the flies that you can find all over the place, but it seems that this is getting more and more difficult as the web grows. I hope that some of the flies I tie do not show up all over the place, but then I DO have my favorites! :-)

  • Lime Trude

  • Wasp

  • Crappie Candy

  • Cow Dung

  • Fore and Aft

  • Gill Gumdrops

  • Brooks Stone

  • Stayner Ducktail

  • Henryville Special

  • Picket Pin

  • Alder

  • Diawl Bach

  • Deerfield Special

  • Grizzly King

  • Sea Ducer

  • Latex Pupa

  • Renegade

  • Faux Beadhead Hare's Ear

  • Trude Style Royal Coachman

  • Sawyer Pheasant Tail Nymph

Hope you visit often!

Lime Trude

Monday, December 17, 2007

The Beginning

In the beginning, there was very little. Just some crazy idea about putting this together. I wanted to build my own site on my own server, but that has yet to occur. Maybe someday.

There are a lot of sites that have a 'new' fly each week posted. I decided that I wanted to do something like that, but more often. I thought 'Fly a Day'! Great! That would be awesome! Then I realized how much time it would take to not only tie 365 flies in 2008, but to photogragh each step and get it all posted up here. I decided that a 'Fly a Week' would work much better. Hopefully I can keep up.

Mainly, this is for me. I will be including links to where I found the recipe. Following these links will possibly/probably show you a better example of the fly, but I hope that you come back to see what I am tying.


Lime Trude