Saturday, December 31, 2011

Filling a fly box

So, I have three weeks off work to help with the newborn. I've been taking first night shift with the baby, which pretty much means sitting with him and just waiting for him to wake up to do a diaper and a bottle. There's a whole lot of waiting in between feedings.

I came across an empty fly box today and decided that I'm going to try and fill it with 200-300 flies in the next few weeks, tying while the baby sleeps.

I brought the bare essentials upstairs and set up at the kitchen table.

Up first, the rubber rat midge. I'll post clearer pictures of this pattern later because it works amazingly well but as for now, I'm posting from my iPhone with a baby on my lap. I knocked out a dozen tonight.


  1. Nice, hope the baby sleeps long enough to fill it! Happy New Year!

  2. Now here's a man that has found the solution to those midnight feedings! Good one Mike. I guess you'll be up and ringing in the New Year.

  3. That midge looks sweet. I look forward to seeing a clearer pic.

  4. Yeah, I agree with G Lech.

  5. A good way to kill some time between cleanings...good stuff.

    Hope you have a very Happy New Year!

  6. way to think on your feet and take advantage of the time. Good luck filling the box.