January 1, 2011
I tied these flies for a police benefit my friend Theresa organized; it was one of was a series of events for the family of a police officer killed in the line of duty. The flies were auctioned along with a day of guided fly-fishing with Arch Anglers. A shout-out to my buddy Norris who let me pillage his tying materials. These are my own twist on classic flies that I gave police and rescue-themed names. From top to bottom, Tactical Caddis (EHC tied with dark colors including a black-dyed deer hair wing), Royal Canadian Mounted Dry Fly (takeoff on a Royal Coachman), The Badge (generic gold bead-head nymph), Trout Detective (East-Coast-style wet fly), Rescue Chopper Hopper (Club Sandwich variation) and The Fuzz (black Wooly Bugger with a red & blue bead head and other bits of red and blue).