The weather is really making fools out of us over the last month or so. The rain fell last night, which would help thaw out the currently frozen ponds/ canal etc it did however put the rivers up so what was left was a trip to the seaside for a shot at the flatties. Unfortunately the sea was wild , and coloured ,and carrying a lot of weed so after giving it a couple of hours we agreed we were flogging a dead horse.We are ready to hoist the white flag and surrender our fishing gear in exchange for golf clubs , the current scenario reminds me of that poem based on the life of Sylvia Plath , a misunderstood cry for help "Not Waving but Drowning .
Anyway back home and my 3d epoxy eyes arrived through the letter box , so thought I'd spend a bit time on the bench as i had a pattern in mind .
I was "googling" for my swff trip next year , and on a sea fishing forum i came across some interesting info, that there was many small 4-8oz mackerel around and the big pollack were preying on them . With this in mind So i got busy on the vice.
These are what i came up with dressed on a 2/0 saltwater hook. Perhaps a close copy isn't really required especially when the damage on those particular fish was done with a jelly worm tipped with mackerel strip, but , to me it's one of the pleasures of fly fishing /fly tying is matching the hatch.
hopefully the weather will improve enough for some fishing in the new year.