Outdoors
OUTDOORS Capital City Weekly With the holiday season behind us we now find ourselves at the start of the New Year. January in Southeast Alaska isn't a month that fly-fishers typically welcome with open arms or even an optimistic casting twitch. Our lakes in January are frozen like glass, streams are void of salmon and local angling opportunities are still at least three months away. So most people, myself included, shift their efforts during the winter to designing and tying flies for the upcoming angling season. Tying flies during the winter months is a wonderful way to spend a social afternoon or an evening with friends. In fact, fly clubs and outdoor organizations, like 4-H, highly encourage it and have organized meetings to promote it. Finally, you'll be surprised at how fast your once depleted fly boxes from last season will become replenished and ready for the upcoming season even after just a few fly tying sessions.

Curtailing the winter months by tying flies

A display of flies, recently tied up during the winter months.
Rich Culver
A display of flies, recently tied up during the winter months.
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