Roguerat, you mean you are over the big lake with Spence? :-)
Our snow is gone how about on your side?
Yes John, the poor old soul is stuck in the same state as me. :)
What nice pics...As you know I stayed at the Campfire Lodge a couple years back and Jim also makes some of the best and largest breakfasts in Montana.
The "Wall of Hackle" is kinda hard to take. I've had to have folks drag me out of there a couple times. Jim was a buddy of our good friend here, the late Mark Libertone. They both shared a "soft" spot for softhackles.
Speaking of snow melt...We still have a little to go, but this weekend is the Midwest Fly Fishing Expo, and we use that as the harbinger of spring. I get to host Rick Hafele this year and I'm really looking forward to it. I relied heavily on his, "Western Hatches" for my trip to the Madison in 1995.
Charlie Craven will be tying there as well.
The weekend after the show I'm having a tying deal here again in the basement. We had 10 guys last year and we invite Dennis Potter, a Michigan tier, to instruct us for the day. He's a great tier and works us hard on proportions and durability...It's a productive day.
We finally have had a few really nice days here after two whole months of artic like weather. Spring is hinting of a return...Better get tying, Boys!