|THE MEGA STIMULATOR: FLOATS LIKE A CORK|
.. Soon, (it's a generational thing,) it became common for the fishers of the fly to call a
.. Still, however, there are those that are pure of heart and clean of spirit. Not a bobber in the vest. Not a toothpick to be found. No yarn. No foam stickies - chartreuse or otherwise.
|TWO TONED FOAM ANT WITH WHITE WING: MINI BOBBER|
.. The most common way, (in our neighborhood,) to fool your ego is to tie some huge Stimulator flies.
.. Make sure that the wing is twice the size that it ought to be. Fill the body with lots of hollow ungulate hair. Be sure that the thing will hold up a respectable fly. Accept that you will be fishing a fly that is not fashionable at the time - but it is a fly.
.. Then, supply your rig with a beautiful dropper fly that will satisfy the
|CDC ANT -- DELIGHTFUL BIT OF TRADITION|
.. Some of the "not so cagy" fishers are of a bent that demands real fur and feathers. These folks engage their souls with a CDC ant. They love the fact that it seems "more authentic."
.. We have not the psychological strength to maintain the fiction that the fish know the difference. Then, again, we're not selling flies or dreams or tradition. We're trying to catch fish. Sometimes even the traditional will do the job.
.. Then again . . .
|THE "DEVIL WORM" -- IT SINKS, IT CAN'T BE SEEN, IT CATCHES FISH|