Friday, March 29, 2013

Between Basketball Games

March 29, 2013

“And I suppose thou can’st smoothe almost any seams and dents; never mind how hard the metal, blacksmith?”
“Aye, sir, I think I can; all seams and dents but one.”
“Look ye here then,” cried Ahab, passionately advancing, and leaning with both hands on Perth’s shoulders; “look ye here—here—can ye smoothe out a seam like this, blacksmith,” sweeping one hand across his ribbed brow; “if thou could’st, blacksmith, glad enough would I lay my head upon thy anvil, and feel thy heaviest hammer between my eyes. Answer! Can’st thou smoothe this seam?”
“Oh! that is the one, sir! Said I not all seams and dents but one?”
“Aye, blacksmith, it is the one; aye, man, it is unsmoothable; for though thou only see’st it here in my flesh, it has worked down into the bone of my skull—that is all wrinkles! But, away with child’s play; no more gaffs and pikes to-day. Look ye here!” jingling the leathern bag, as if it were full of gold coins. “I, too, want a harpoon made; one that a thousand yoke of fiends could not part, Perth; something that will stick in a whale like his own fin-bone. There’s the stuff,” flinging the pouch upon the anvil. “Look ye, blacksmith, these are the gathered nail-stubbs of the steel shoes of racing horses.”

At the anvil:
2x heavy scud hook #14
2x large bead
Mohair thread, both for working thread and body
Leave the tag end of the thread for tail
New rubber legs
Build up thread for thorax
Two half-hitches

Strong.  Fast.  Good.  Lead fly in two-nymph tandem.


Blogger Unknown said...

Well done, perfectly buggy and simple! The way flies should be, forget all this mess of a trillion materials and 10 minutes per fly.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Royce Gracie said...

I got get my hands on that book. Woodwork looks really nice man...but, red such an angry color..haha.

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Blogger Wendy Berrell said...

THanks guys.

Royce: I will give you the book. My own personal index is written in though.

I. Miller: good to meet you. Utilitarian fly guy.

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