Doc's Memoirs: Requiem for a blue heron (April 5, 2023)


April 5, 2023

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A blue heron.

It was the third week of the fly-tying class I took through Linn Benton Community College. The course was conducted in the evening at Sweet Home High School.

"Tonight, we are going to tie a popular nymph, the tied-down caddis," Red said as he laid out his materials. "Most of the skills you need for this fly have already been covered in the first two classes. We are going to learn one more skill tonight. That will be dubbing fur. Actually, we dub a lot of different materials in this day and age. But tonight, we will be using rabbit fur that is dyed yellow. It's a simple technique useful for...

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