Sunday, January 15, 2012

New Goodies (Part 1)

Happy 2012 to everyone!!!

Have not posted in forever, and my New Year's resolution is to post at least once a week all year.  I already missed the first couple weeks, so here is my first post of the year.

I received some BassPro shops gift certificates for Christmas, and had spent the few weeks after Christmas thinking about what I wanted to spend them on.  I was determined to buy a wading jacket for winter fishing, but the selection left a lot to be desired, so I settled on buying a new vise.

Heading to BassPro, I knew that the Peak Rotary Vise was the only way to go.  I spend a fair share of my time sitting in front of my fly tying bench, and this vise has been the absolute best purchase to improve my fly tying.  I really enjoy tying up miniscule midge patterns, and I had been working with a crappy old vise that I constantly had to adjust to keep the damn hooks in the vise.  With this new vise, problem solved.  I have yet to have a hook even think about slipping.

I sat down today to break in the vise, and tied up a couple dozen little midge patterns.  Size 24 Top Secret Midges and size 22 South Platte Brassies.  There is just something that I love about tying flies, and watching football.  Probably the thing that I think about most while trying to get through another work week.  Hope all is well with everyone, and here's to an awesome year of fishing in 2012.