timberland pathlite Fly fishermen keep busy through the winter in Stellarton
STELLARTON The diligent work of the Pictou County Fly Tyers Club serves two purposes a practical one, preparing for the coming fishing season, and a place for enthusiasts to gather and talk about their hobby.
see it as a way to continue our interest in fishing throughout the winter, said Parker Wong, one of the club organizers. can do much fishing in the winter, and this is a way to make the best of that, and tie flies for the next season.
Wong encouraged anyone interested to check out the club, and said fly tying isn a particularly difficult skill to learn. When he spoke to The News last Sunday, he had just finished showing a newer member of the club how to tie a particular style of fly.
you know the basic methods,
it basically just repetitive work, he said.
However, Wong noted, things never become too repetitive or boring, because there is more often than not fellowship among fly tyers and good conversation as the tying goes on.
a lot of camaraderie. We come here with a common love of fishing, and enjoy tying flies, said Wong.
There is an abundance of kinds of flies that club members end up tying. According to Wong, there are hundreds of thousands of different potential styles, since aren that difficult to fool. At the end of each evening,
Wong said the club takes suggestions from members on what types of flies they want to build the following week.