Monday, January 19, 2015

Poppin' Along

Every year I am the show photographer at the Big Bend Livestock Show. Normally I have some free time in the evenings. So this year I decided to paint up some poppers and bring all my junk to tie them up in the hotel room.

Here's one about halfway through the popper process.

Here they all are after finishing the drying process. Only thing left to do is get these fellas some clothes on.

It wasn't really a problem bringing all my fly tying gear because I have storage figured out thanks to not having a permanent place at the house. Besides the table and chair which I already bring, I have my big Plano tacklebox and my vise. A little bulky, but nothing too bad.

As I was sitting there getting things together, I realized with all the added space my hotel room had, I could work on a few fly fishing video projects I have been thinking about for a while. In my mind, it was only going to be a small part to the project i'm working on, but an important part since it could start with the beginning process of the tie. It was a little more time consuming than I expected, but was fun to play around.

After getting the video I needed, it was getting late so I hit the hay. I figured I could finish tying them up the next few days. Wrong. I was busy and getting back late each night. And I sure didn't feel like tying when I got back. So back in the box they went until another day. They did serve a purpose and i'm glad I brought them along. Now if I can just find some time to tie now that i'm back home.

Thanks for coming along,

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