Monday, September 5, 2011

11,623

H: So, what do you do when you're a fly fishing guide and hurricane Irene sweeps in and wrecks havoc on your hood, leaving you without power for 3 days, and obviously no guiding trips on the raging rivers nearby? Well, if you're Antoine Bissieux, you organize and count your flies: 11,623!

Approximately:
7,000 dry flies
3,000 nymphs
1,000 streamers
300 wet flies
300 salt water flies

You can also create a small mice (and bunny) regiment for future nocturnal fishing maneuvers.
Antoine's mice battalion--ready for action.

Well, I was inspired to find out how many flies I have. It took all of 2 minutes to count them. Turns out I have 195 flies: 105 dry flies, 58 nymphs, 20 streamers, 4 poppers (which I have yet to use), 8 wet flies.

The 2 flygirls were on the Farmington river this past weekend. Irene has clearly left her mark--the river is dramatically changed. Full report to come from my French-Canadian half.

1 comment:

  1. Listen to this... I accidentally washed one of Antoine's mice. When it was time to collect my wash out of the machine, there it was! I must of jump 10 feet, I thought I had wash a real mouse!

    ** Antoine, you built really solid mice. It was intact and ready to go fishing!!!

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