Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Snow Squall

We had a snow squall the other day. It dropped about an inch before it blew away.


It inspired me to think about streamers. It turns out I'm not the only one inspired by winter weather. Brk Trt over at Small Stream Reflections tied up a beautiful streamer inspired by shelf ice. And Streamers 365 posted a gorgeous streamer inspired by an ice storm, complete with representations of power lines and broken branches.

I'm humbled by the skill of those tiers. But I went ahead anyway and tied up one of my own, the Snow Squall.


We have some more winter weather heading our way. Meanwhile, the recent cold snap has iced up the river. Looks like I'll get some more inspiration and some time to hone my skills.

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5 comments:

  1. I like it. Strikes me as original The salmon hook juxtaposed with the modern flash. Maribou is life like in the water.Cheek is a nice touch. A grizzly wing will always make me think of Barnes Special and Grand Lake Stream in the fall.

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  2. Nicely done! Snow Squall looks like she'll fool many-a-fish. I've been tying up some older streamer patterns as well...and I agree, I sit in awe of those tyer's skills.

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  3. Herringbone and e.m.b.: Thanks for the comments. Yeah, streamers. I'd like to get going on some more. But can you call a fly tied on a salmon hook a "streamer?" Need to get some hooks.

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  4. Looks like a nice baitfish imitation. I have no doubt it'll be a fish catcher.
    I guess ole man winter finally decided to show up at your place too , huh?

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  5. HighPlains: Thanks for the commment. You people have been kind to my streamer. And yes, winter is here for sure.

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