Classics from a catalogue

image

When the new Sportfish mag arrived recently my six year old Pippa and I sat down to read it. At first Pips wanted to look at bags and was keen on those silvery grey Simms waterproof bags.
Then I got her onto the fab Fulling Mill pages of salmon flies (many by ace tyer Ronald Sutherland) but I was amazed at Pippa’s favourites which she lost no time pointing out, unerringly going to some classics:
Sunray Shadow, Red Frances (“looks like blood!”), Editor (there you go, Sandy, pure class), a traditional Templedog tube, Gold-bodied Willie Gunn and an orange Flamethrower…
(Actually just to add one of the first flies Pips marked with her felt pen was a Hugh Falkus Sunk Lure: is it to be a break from parental prejudice to go night fishing for sea trout?)
Now I am convinced she has the makings of a salmon fisher, & with her fly choice every chance of success.
As they say over on Twitter: #proudfather

image

C&R, by Andrew Giffin

Advertisements

About henrygiles

Born to fish forced to work and fish
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s