My perspective of Fly Tying and Fly Fishing

Spring Cleaning…


For those that didn’t hear, around this time last month, North Carolina was slammed by tornados and severe weather…

The storms were devastating enough for those sitting at home, it was even more of a surprise for those fly fishers and travelers alike. Campers at the Brown Mountain Beach Campground (Wilson Creek), found themselves between a rock and a hard place. Stranded by flash floods, rescue workers plugged away to pull a couple dozen campers out of harms way. Flash floods are dangerous no matter where you’re at, specifically here at Wilson Creek, where large boulders and a steep gorge can turn your “Kumbaya” into “Holy S***”!

Flash flood destroys campground, strands campers

Anglers need to be realistic and know their limitations when heading out. Mother nature is something not to play around with and we should also consider this when traveling waters with large dams generating large flows of water. Fishing waters that generate heavy flows from dams can change a quite day on the water into a dangerous one.

As for the rest of us who were fortunate enough to not be effected by those severe storms, flooding, tsunamis, earthquakes, and god knows what else… stay safe and enjoy the blessings of what spring can offer…
Im just hoping spring offers me enough time to catch up on my fly tying before it’s too late!

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