My good friend, Truman, aka, “TG”, with whom I have spent a few weekends recently tying flies at my cabin – see this post:
http://donbastianwetflies.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/cabin-weekend-fly-tying-session/ has just today completed the filling of his Wheatley swing-leaf clip wet fly box for our fall trip to the Moosehead Lake Region of Maine. Here are the photos he sent me of his wet fly box:
Going from memory, seriously, I’m not looking any of these patterns up – Top half: Unknown, Yellow Dun, Something (yeah that is the actual name of the fly and not a feigned guess), Roosevelt, Royal Coachman, Allerton, unknown.
Bottom half: Whirling Blue Dun, Alexandra, Fosnot, Emma, Neverwas, Hawthorne, Forsyth. So far not too bad for an old fly tier.
Bottom half: McGinty, Queen of the Waters, White King, Katydid, Trout Fin, Olive Dun, Alder. Edited April 11, 2012: I missed another one…TG told me the one I thought was the Olive Dun is actually the Cowdung.
All photos by T. G. McMullan. So, 28 different patterns in his box, and yes, I speak truthfully when I say I named these patterns from memory, without looking them up. I am very appreciative of the good old-fashioned friendly support and interest in wet flies, and in my blog. Thanks to your support my blog statistics are continually increasing.
On these 28 patterns; I only missed three…(Actually four – as noted above, the one photo, the Cowdung was erroneously thought by me to be the Olive Dun). As I say, (still) not too bad for an old fly tier. Nice work TG! Now I know that I don’t have to do any tying for “our” trip. I can just plan the meals and think about where we’re going to fish…thanks buddy!