Friday, March 11, 2011
Now That’s Some Antique Tackle
As the days oh so slowly warm and lengthen, here in Michigan, daily my thoughts turn to the water; the rivers, creeks and streams I like to meander with fly rod in hand are gurgling to me, it’s almost time. My fly boxes and fly rods stand at the ready, and my waders are in need of a soaking.
This year, I plan on presenting the trout with some tried and true old style fly patterns. Patterns fished hard and long over the years, which, though still fished by individuals, are often, today, held in deep reserve as newer fly patterns and materials are favored.
Though I have a pretty good selection of old style, almost antique, patterns to choose from, they are relatively fresh off the boat, so to speak, as compared to these.
Looking for signs of ancient human settlement, they (archaeologists - ed.) unearthed meticulously-crafted spearheads and other tools (see photo at right) that date back 12,000 years and provide insight into the lives of a seafaring culture that obtained bounty from the ocean.
Linked via Moldy Chum.