bones72 wrote:... but as a disabled guy tying keeps me occupied when I can't get out. Its why I haven't made it to the coast yet. My back keeps going on me. I can tie a few flies then rest my back and then tie a few more. I tie a wide variety because tying one pattern can be tedious. I will probably have few more to post later today.
I know many people who tie flies for entertainment - have full fly boxes they'll never open - but yes, it's a way to plug into a fly fishing affection when you can't get to the water.
I created the epoxy crab on a day like that - Stevo and I were inventing flies and drinking beer in Kerrville.
The epoxy crab, btw, has one really useful spot - the bare sand in a pass or along the mangroves bordering a lake.
Both redfish and black drum have seen me, turned away, shuddered, ran back and grabbed the fly.
As long as you keep your stealth cool, they think you're a heron.