Last Friday night my wife and I settled in on the couch to watch a little TV and pray that our electricity didn't go out. Winter storm Nemo was in full effect dropping an insane amount of snow with howling winds. So I decided to do a little fly tying just for fun. The fly I chose to tie was not the typical tenkara sakasa kebari I love to tie but what's known as heritage wet fly called the Ondawa. This fly was recently highlighted in the winter 2012 edition of Fly Tyer.
Sharon E. Wright wrote the article as well as tied the fly. I met Ms. Wright at the recent Fly Fishing Show in Somerset, NJ and had a good look at the actual fly featured in the article. I liked it very much, which is no surprise because classic wet flies are among my favorite kinds of flies. So I picked up a few materials at the show and decided when a chance arose I would tie one. Seems Nemo provided the right opportunity to try one of these.
|The Ondawa-pg 64 Winter 2012 Fly Tyer|