MTFA tied flies at the Springfield Nature Center yesterday from 1 until 4. We had lots of interested viewers and hopefully will gain a few new members. Lots of youngsters tied their first flies with the help of members. I took advantage of the demonstration to tie patterns for my upcoming Alaska trip, I tied both green-butt and red-butt skunks, battle creeks, and polar shrimp. I think everyone involved had a good time.
Today SMFF had their annual winter trip to Roaring River. I had a slow day on the water, only one good hook-up ( on a Royal Wulff of all things). Lots of good fish present, but they were particular. I tried soft hackles, woollies, Griffin's Gnats, patriots, and crackle backs. Lots of looks, few takes.
It was a cold day, but pausing at noon for chili, brats, and lots of other goodies with fellow club members made it a good day. The highlight of the lunch break though was a bald eagle that flew above the river when I arrived at the pavilion.