Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
You got that right. I wouldn't mind having a bunch like that framed and displayed in the game room.........
Maybe tuck the hook into a fishing hat or something? I've had a lot of luck with a simple black gnat or mosquito fly. I'll let you know how I do in West Clear Creek on the Browns, Brooks and Natives.
Haven't tried fly fishing yet, but went out to the local stream this morning with spinning tackle and landed six nice rainbow and missed six or seven in about two hours. I plan on going out again next Tuesday.
One sweet fly, "Kingdon"one of the many great salmon flies... by Peter MallochWish I had one.
One of the reasons I quit tying. I'm not particularly fast at it & I found considerable heart break in spending a half hour tying a flynthatd be lost on the second or third cast.
Maybe forget fishing with them. Rather, tie big gaudy ones like that and sell them as art, because they are art.
I mostly found tying to be tedious. Steelhead flys aren't bad because they're generally good sized & fairly simple. Trout flys on the other hand are just too damn small & inticate.
I fish, therefor I lie. I bought hand-tied Brindle Bugs (50-cents each) from a lady who lived in an old Airstream on the Hoopa Indian Reservation on the Klamath near Weitchpec, CA. We didn't even need to rig them. Just take one out of the box and wave it for the Steelhead to see and they jumped onto the shore at our feet! She made some artwork flies too, but they were more than 50-cents.
I saw this post yesterday morning.I resisted.This morning I must.It is too pretty with which to fish.God help me!