Just the other day when I arrived home from work I was shocked and horrified to find out that my wife had dismantled my tying desk and chest and all my assorted bits and pieces and packed them into a cupboard in what was formerly my tying room, all in the name of home improvements. My tying den was my pride and joy and I would go in there with a malt or a fine red and tie flies till my heart was content.
She also wanted me to pack all my books and magazines which I have collected for many years away also into the cupboard and wanted to do away with my bookcases all because she says they are an eye sore.
As you can imagine a bit of an argument ensued but I eventually calmed down and managed to come to an agreement of sorts.
In the end I got a new desk in the room all be it the one from my sons room as apparently he is getting a new one.
I have now reorganized my tying gear and threw away all the stuff that I was never going to use. I now have a scaled down tying kit which is still quite considerable to be honest as I have a hell of a lot of gear. Its all packed away into newly acquired storage boxes etc and although its not set up permanently as before I'm quite happy with it now.
Anyway, enough of my trouble and strife. I was watching Davie McPhails You tube channel today and was inspired by his latest tying vids which are tremendous and decided to tie up some flies using the technique he uses to incorporate straggle fritz into standard wets to give them a modern feel and added sparkle. The above fly is one of about half a dozen I tied today and I really like the look of them. I hope you do to. Please feel free to leave comments good bad or indifferent