I ventured back to the vise last week to complete a few fly orders. I’m still recovering from Covid. It’s been 3 weeks now and I feel like I finally turned the corner. But it’s a slow process. The first flies off the vise were an Elk Hair Caddis Variant for a customer in size 8.

Elk Hair Caddis Variant | www.johnkreft.com

These are large flies with a long orange tail, just like the picture I received in an email. I’m guessing they might imitate an October Caddis.

His order is complete and in the mail.

The next fly order I finished today is a favorite hopper fly pattern, Schroeder’s Parachute Hopper.

I tied half a dozen in my standard olive/tan body and another in olive. These are size 12.

Dozen Schroeder's Parachute Hopper | www.johnkreft.com

That’s it for today’s post. As you can see, I haven’t been doing much in the fishing or tying realm.

I hope it changes soon and I find myself along the bank of my favorite river later this week…I miss it.

Enjoy…go fish!

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  1. John, sorry to hear that you caught COVID. Here is hoping for a speedy and complete recovery. Sure do enjoy your blog. You inspire me to try tying a greater variety. You got anything you can share (tutorial) on a dark, small (size 16-18) Caddis we saw on Paulina?

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