Once the blue feather was attached backwards, it was wrapped around and around the hook in the other direction. This caused it to stick out all around and resemble a big fuzzy caterpillar - tempting bait, if you are a fish. As I mentioned yesterday, this fly ended up being one of his favorites. He didn't keep his favorite flies. He gave them to my husband and I, with instructions to keep them safe. He has long since learned that fishing lures get lost in the weeds...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
My younger son was having a hard time listening to his teacher (The teenaged boy on the other side of the table.) and following his instructions. He had just been told to attach that blue feather onto the fly backwards, which was different from the last fly he had made and he didn't think it was a good idea. I suggested to him that he should be patient, follow each step properly and see what happened next. Tomorrow I'll show you the next step, which he thought was very cool. This fly ended up being one of his favorites...
Monday, April 6, 2009
This was where the boys ended up spending most of their day, once the rain closed down the ATV course. They are such avid fishermen that they were thrilled to have the opportunity to learn how to make their own lures. It's very detailed work, but they proved to be quite adept and brought home some beautiful flies!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Yesterday we went to the Maine Sportsman's Show in Augusta. The first thing that the boys did was to learn how to ride an ATV and navigate the obstacle course. They thought that was AWESOME!!
My new job is really cutting into my blogging time, as you may have noticed from the lack of posts this past week. I'll still try to post photos as I have time, but it probably won't be on a daily basis.