Today I received 15 flies from Williamhj (3 beautiful stimulators and a dozen awesome looking parachute adams), that completes the flies to be donated to the Wyoming Casting for Recovery Program. This has taken awhile to put together, but I think the gals at CFR are really going to be impressed with the quality of flies we are donating to them. If I counted correctly, we are donating 27 dozen flies! Here is what we have to offer:
JP's beautiful flies are the first two rows on the left, next are Newby's stunning Mini-Hoppers and white CED Elk Hair Caddis flies, followed by Williamhj's awesome parachute adams flies are on the far right two rows and the Stimi's on the top. Thanks JP, Newby and Williamhj for the very generous donation!
Brian (Liphookedau from Australia) has generously donated these beautiful wets and nymphs which filled a whole fly box and then some (took some squeezing to get them all in). Thanks Brian for the awesome flies, the gals at CFR are going to be very impressed!
Popperfly sent in a whole fly box full of awesome flies, thanks so much for the generous donation:
Here are the flies I tied up for CFR:
I had emailed the gal that runs the Wyoming CFR program and had attached photos of the flies that we were donating (minus the flies from Williamhj that I received today) and I thought you would like to see what she said:
"Your email brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful gift to our program.
Last year we had an entomology discussion led by Kathy Raper from Pinedale. She works for the Conservation District - and is enthusiastic about Bugs! She showed the women the natural aquatics and the matching flies. The participants really enjoyed the session so we will do it again this year. I wish you could see them when they start getting excited about the correlation between the insects and the flies.
I know from past experience that when they receive their flies they will exclaim "Oooh and Aaah" over the patterns, the colors, the intricacy and style".