Since it's been all work and no play recently, I thought I'd post a few photos. Despite not having fished of late, I have been tying everyday (night), as usual. Here's a bunch of Ausable Wullfs in #12 and 14, I tied for a well-known fly fishing artist. Seems he and his girlfriend have been using them with great success and they now have only one fly between them......really none, since I have the last fly they had - I was asked to copy it precisely.
Last Saturday evening I was at a friend's for dinner, and afterwards, Laurel pulled out a bunch of her late husband's tackle to show the fly anglers among us. He mostly fished for salmon and trout in the U.K., and most of the tackle reflected that, but there were a few gems for trout in the mix. Here's a vintage Hardy "Perfect" fly reel that is "perfect" for trout.