The best part of the day was when The Wife and The Four Kids stopped by to see me. They got to see me tie a Stimulator and interact with the public. I'm pretty sure they were amazed at my ability in both those regards. Actually it was quite obvious that they were more impressed with the live aquatic insects that local esteemed entomologist Dean Hansen had at the show. All four of my kids ooohed and aaahed while peering into the plethora of tubs that held countless mayfly, caddisfly, stonefly, dragonfly and damselfly nymphs. They were speechless when they saw the enormous hellgrammites. And they squealed with disgust when Dean picked up a 5-inch-long hellgrammite and asked them if they wanted to pet it. I like bugs, but even I didn't want to pet that thing! It looked like it could take my pinky finger off with a slash of its jaws. No thank you!
|The King Daddy of all hellgrammites!|
Other than that, the day pretty much revolved around flies. I started out tying more rubber-leg Stimulators like yesterday, only in different colors. From there I moved on to some yellow Madame X's, but I wasn't real happy with the way they were looking, so I went back to tying more Stimulators in even more colors.
|Rubber Leg Stimulator|
|Yellow Madame X. Meh...|
|Regular old Stimulator|