Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Is that an alpaca on your hook?

If you happen to live near a sheep or alpaca farm you might be in luck. Bill Pannell has found that they are a great source of fly tying material.

"It's very good for the body material, the modest Pannell said while sitting at his kitchen counter, practically hidden by fleece, fibre, polar bear hair, hooks, sparkles, thread, and the rest of the clutter of paraphernalia needed to keep up with his hobby. The flies move in the water. I don't know the technical stuff. They catch fish."

The simple yet effective creations take less than five minutes each to make. This makes me wonder where the wife hid her cashmere sweater?

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