Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tools....

Looking at the above photo, and knowing that I like to quilt and sew, one would probably think this was a post about my hobby. But as you look farther down, one sees an entirely different story. My husband likes to fly fish, but I think even more than all the fishing and hunting, he likes creating things.
He used to make spinner baits for bass fishing, and even back when he did that, he would take little bits of black foam and cut and shape it...and use bits of the living rubber to make legs and would make little spiders to fly fish with. Keep in mind when I am talking about fly fishing, I am not meaning for trout...I am talking about large-mouth and small-mouth bass, bluegill, crappie...fish commonly found around here.
Last summer he got into making flies big time...every where we went, even to fabric shops, he managed to find things he could use such as some of the thread. Department stores were goldmines. In the make-up department he found nail polish to paint heads and eyes, in the craft department he found beads to use for eyes..and other things I don't remember now.

Notice the spool holders above and below...the blue one on the end and the middle one with the spool of green thread...I think those were bought. But look at the others--he made them using things he already had.
And just look at the flies below...this is just a small sample of the flies he tied...some of these I think he came up with on his on...
Now we have just got to take the time and go fishing...seems like the older we get the less time we spend fishing.

11 comments:

Judy said...

Those are some pretty nice flies there. My hubby used to tie his own.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Those flies look very nice. I bet he could sell some of them.

Vicki~TheMiddleSister said...

I'll have to show my husband the flies. He likes to fly fish...ok, he'd rather be fishing, any kind of fishing He is teaching Ayden to fish, too!

A piece of news said...

That is such intricate and colorful work! Wow. No wonder the fish can't resist.

don said...

A fascinating series on the "craft" materials. I think it's great that he can use some many commonly available things.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Rose, Both you and hubby are just so creative. You both make things from other things... Isn't that just special!?

The flies are great... I'll bet the fish really like them....

NOW---get out there and go fishing!!!

We're enjoying the beach. Wish you were here.
Hugs,
Betsy

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rose: Your tool collections are so cool.

Barb said...

How pretty those spools are, and yes they sure do go nicely into the flies...fun hobbies for both of you!

George said...

Roger is certainly a very talented man. I know what you mean about having less time for things the older we get.

EG Wow said...

I should show myu husband the flies. I bet Roger and my husband would have a lot to talk about together as he's a woodworker and also used to tie his own flies.

Mary said...

Roger is so talented! Love the spool holders and flies. Mike is clever, too and it is really nice having a clever husband :-)

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