Winter challenge accepted

Well, thanks to much prayer, I am sure, I actually got that coveted time off of work. As posted earlier I put 4 #22 hooks in my vice and attempted to make something to tempt the local panfish population. One actually worked too!

It is always a guessing game when you sit down to tie flies as to whether the fish like what you make. I read somewhere that tying is %50 for the tyer and %50 for the fish. The numbers may be a bit fuzzy sometimes but that essentially what I try to do.

Now on to the main reason for this post; pictures! Now again this is not about impressive huge or even pretty fish. The fact is that during the fall and winter almost all fish take on a silver hue that makes them look drained of all their beautiful color that they had back in spring and summer.  By comparison spring or early summer, matting season, is the best time for such pictures of any fish. So when you view these try not to do so with too critical an eye. They are small and silver, but they are still beautiful to me just as God made them.

Nice little long ear about 6 inches. They do keep a bit of color even in winter.

Nice little long ear about 6 inches. They do keep a bit of color even in winter.

another long ear, 3 inches here.

another long ear, 3 inches here.

stunted bluegill, 3 inches

stunted bluegill, 3 inches

looks like a bluegill, 2-3 inches

looks like a bluegill, 2-3 inches

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