|Brown Hare's Mask & Plover tied by Steven Bird|
Since the advent of this new year I’ve been considering some resolutions for 2014. Not many, the list is short. Actually, quite a bit shorter than it was at the beginning of the month directly following the hangover resulting from the New Year’s Eve celebration at Happy Jack’s Tavern. Nonetheless, I’m feeling squared away at this point, & those things remaining on the list of resolutions might represent the nuggets left in the pan after the overburden is washed away. Here they are:
1) Fish the Brown Hare’s Mask & Plover more often. (Sure, the hackles are rare & difficult to obtain, I have a wing & a portion of hide given to me by Bert Brehm & those hackles are begging to be fished. Well, most of them. Maybe half of them.)
2) Write better.
3) Learn people better.
4) Wear clean clothes & look decent.
5) Let go.
6) Dance better.
7) Take better care of teeth.
8) Take better photos.
9) Stay glad.
Of course I’m reserving the right to change my mind on any of it. Flexibility is a virtue, after all.
Brown Hare’s Mask & Plover
Hook: #12-#16 (flies in the photo are tied on #16 Daiichi 1150)
Rib: Gold wire
Body: Dyed brown hare’s mask
Hackle: Golden Plover (English grouse or sharptail grouse are fair substitutes)
Flyfish NE Washington with Steven Bird: http://ucflyfishing.blogspot.com