Sunday, December 14, 2014

The 6/0 Olive Danville Effect

This morning I was the instructor at the Sunday free fly tying class at Shannon's Fly Shop in Califon, NJ. We had a good crowd, about 12 guys, and a few more standing, watching, and enjoying the proceedings with the rest of us.  It truly is a lot of fun for everyone; we tie a few flies, share fishing stories, have plenty of laughs, and in the end I think I get as much out of the sessions as the folks that come to learn.  And if that were not enough, eleven of the twelve tiers were using olive thread!  I wonder where they got the idea that olive was a good thread color for most flies?

Shortly after I got home from the class, my daughter Leigh and the Little Man, Henley, arrived at the house to stay for a few days.  After we ate some lunch, the three of us went out and got our Christmas tree and a wreath for the front door.  At ten months old, Henley clearly has no idea what all the fuss is about, but he seemed to enjoy all the activity at the farmstand where lots of folks were buying trees, wreaths, poinsettias and apple cider.  

If you haven't asked for it already, 6/0 olive Danville thread would make a great gift this holiday season, don't you think?

Sharpen your hooks! 


Mr. Q said...

Don't they give you that thread free for all your shameless plugs?

Hacklebarney Jimmy said...

Truth be told, he seldom uses anything else.

Eric Peper said...

I raised the olive thread issue in response to a "prompt" I got on the Flymph forum. I tie everything except ants and beetles with olive thread because I recall somewhere in my deep dark past, I recall either reading or hearing (from someone whose opinion I must have respected) that every insect has a touch of olive in it regardless of what other colors are there. My choice is 12/0 Benechhi.