I will write a more detailed update to this post in a few days or a week. For now, I just want to say that I started tying these 48 flies on Tuesday evening, December 14th, and what you see here – the finished replica of the wet flies from Ray Bergman’s book Trout, was the end result of my work by noon on Friday the 17th.
It was an enjoyable experience – therapeutic, relaxing, rewarding – to tie another set of wet flies for another frame. I did the tying at my family cabin in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, and the mounting of the flies and assembly of the frame at my mother-in-law’s home in Cogan Station. A benefit of the last period was that my first-born grandson, “MJ,”
was there for an extended weekend. He will be two later this month.
All things came together for a memorable experience!