A silver-grey on Partridge Up-Eye #8. I keep practicing on using less material in the wing – this is for the low, clear water in august when I’ll be heading up north to do some fishing.
Two small GH today: one on Kamasan B280 #10 and one on Partridge Patriot #8, both of them with a 3cm wing. These are for a trip up north with a friend, and I got the challenge to tie these small ones for the river there. Think I will go for the Kamasan #10 for the rest of the batch, but I might take with me some on the Partridge hook as well, we’ll see.
The flyrods.org site haven’t had much updates for a while, but I added some rods tonight and crossed a milestone: 2500 rods and models are now registered on the site! The process is manual for now, but I’ll open up for people to contribute to the site later this autumn.
The rod that made it as number 2500 was Temple Fork Outfitters: Lefty Kreh Signature Series II, a #3 weight 7’6″ rod. TFO, with the Lefty Kreh Finesse #0.5 weight, is now the lightest rod on the site with only 34 grams! Still not done with all the TFO rods, and I have some more companies to add, but that will come later.
You can search and compare rods on the search page.
For a while now I have worked on a site to let flytyers promote themselves and their work. I got the idea this winter when I was tying: I was visiting different forums for inspiration and some people only frequented forums, some were only on facebook and others again on their own blog and nowhere else! To get a overview of where all these sources of inspiration where, and who they are was not easy, so I did a bit of research and found the flytyer.org domain to be available and the idea was born.
If you look at my profile page on flytyer.org you should get the idea of what it is about: a profile showing who I am and where to find me on different social media, and the favorite sites that I frequent and find inspiration from. I let the site live before the summer vacation and there are some people that now have signed up and started creating their profile pages.
The site is now in its base form and the functionality that is needed to create a profile, but I’ll be working to tie it together with flyrods.org and other sites that I have planned for the autumn/winter (I have some other domains that I look forward to developing, keep an eye on this site for updates!). I would love to get feedback on what you would like to see, or if you experience any problems using the site.
I hope the site can keep you inspired by other tiers and to be a place where you can discover other styles and methods of tying!