Alan over at Small Stream Reflections was having a contest back in December involving naming a streamer he had tied. The person who submitted the best name won the streamer. I was lucky to win because there were so many great names submitted. The name that won it for me was “The Red Baron”. I was really excited to win it because it was a streamer I thought I would try in the spring on the tailrace. I couldn’t believe how fantastic this fly looked up close after I received it in the mail. In fact, I will never fish it; instead, I emailed Alan and ask him if he would tie me three more of his streamers that he has shown on his blog. I thought these four streamers under glass would be the perfect Christmas gift for my son who is an avid fly fisherman. Needless to say, he was blown away when he opened the package on Christmas morning.
Alan was kind enough to include a printed list of all the materials used to create each streamer. My photography does not do these streamers' justice. Jason said he is going to have all of the streamers framed under glass. I will have to post an image when the flies are framed. Alan is not only a superb fly fisherman but excellent at tying flies.
Just wanted to share with you guys an image of the HUGE 3" snow we got this Thursday