Once a year, the Buckeye United Fly Fishers host the Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show. It’s a gathering of the faithful to demonstrate fly tying, fly rod building, places to go, and of course, things to buy. Most of all, it’s an opportunity to introduce to the curious what fly fishing is all about. Buckeye puts a big emphasis on fly tying, giving some of the regions best the opportunity to show their stuff.
I was blown away by this mouse. I have never seen anyone tie a mouse on a hook. Now, you’re probably asking what would go after something like that. Big bass. More protein per volume, I guess, and that big mouth is capable of swallowing big “snacks.”
A couple of tables down, another fly tier was showing off his creations, and in addition to more mice, he had some really cool flies.
Our chief fly tying instructor is Ken Dixon. He is very generous with his time and knowledge, always giving interested individuals a hand.
Also at the show, the club’s affiliation with Project Healing Waters. PHW is a program to help veterans by introducing them to the calmness of fly fishing and the quiet of healing waters. It’s a worthwhile effort, something I am involved in.
Great show. Now, let’s find some time to visit a stream or two.
See you on the highway.