Today s work consists of a special order for a customer in France. Its one of my catalog shapes, the bent dublin; a very light pipe. I made a number of tries using straight grain blocks before trying a cross grain. This block was the charm as even tho the order was for a Cabernet finish it came out Pristine. I just matched the color he wanted, a light red. It has a real tite flame grin on the left side and an intense birdseye on the right; I hope he ll like it .
For those of you who are interested in my fishing adventures.....
I spent Saturday and Sunday at the cabin on Penns Creek fishing the Green Drake hatch. I wish I had a picture of a Drake to show you. They have light greenish emerald bodies and large somewhat translucent wings whith an intricate dark desgn. They re as big as dragonflies and were coming off the Creek just below Coburn in a multitide. I stopped in the flyshop there and visited with Mike Kidd who purchased the Fishing Pipe and was given a Cabin pipe in the last installment of TW. He reciprocated by giving me a deadly fly which took a large brown while I was fishing there. Thanx Mike !!
Also he advised me to purchased a Green drake spinner. This is basically a dead Drake which after it has reproduced falls to the water . At this point it has a white body and large clear wings which lay flat it is known as a Coffin fly. I took a large 16" Brown in a pool where no one else caught a fish! It was right at dark and fish were in a frenzy sucking the dead drakes down. This is one hatch where even the large fish loose their caution and will repeatedly rise to dry flies. That fish and seeing these majestic insects were worth the trip. Today I gave the fish a day off but will be chasing them tomorrow with my Pocono fishing buddy Cranky Bob who reported great action on the Brodhead.