Every now and then we get some interesting request from patrons of FlyMasters for some unique flies. The usual course is a particular fly that is tied to catch fish. But sometimes something different comes along.
This was the case a few weeks ago when a young couple (Sam and Rachael) came into the shop and asked if I could tie some poppers that they wanted to use in the flower arrangement for all of the groomsmen at their upcoming wedding. Since it was a popper and not some sort of fancy colorful salmon fly I was much more interested in taking on this little project. When we talked of types of poppers, sizes, colors and extras it was clear they wanted to keep it simple. Fortunately, the groom and his party were all basic black tuxedos and I did not have to match any particular color scheme.
Well, the flies are done and they came and picked them up yesterday. They turned out very well and they were very pleased with the results. Just goes to show, you never know what can happen in a fly shop. We wish Sam and Rachael all the best.