Close Enough Salamander ???
Tied by: Bill Trublubug Southeastern PA, US
Bill Trublubug

Bill Trublubug
2 years ago

Western Tiger Salamander attempt. Larval stage. Will need to work on this a bit

Bill Trublubug
2 years ago

@Scarpino Not really what I wanted Michael. Coloration is off and this looks more like Tony the Tiger. LOL Trying for Ambystoma mavortium in larval stage. Web search says this Western Tiger Salamander (Colorado state amphibian) has an extended larval stage spent subaquatic. Didn’t realize these grew so large (10-14”) when fully grown but then the web states this size isn’t attained until after the critter leaves the water to live on land. Apparently at the larval through sub-adult stage, these critters are prey for our favorite fish. Also didn’t know that can secrete a poisonous mucus which can be passed on to the fish. Doesn’t injure the fish but supposedly makes the fish smell/taste bad????? Not sure about any of that but it’s on the web so it must be true, right? 😉 More work needed here but thought you might get a laugh out of it.

Zack Gillen
2 years ago

Might pass for a juvenile Green iguana tied in green and white. They are over abundant here July - September. I’d love to see a big old bass or snook crush that!!

Bill Trublubug
2 years ago

No Iguanas hereabouts Zack, still in green or chartreuse, maybe my bass would like it. One of my non-fly fishing friends is a big fan of plastic lizards. Likes them in blues and in black. Claims they out fish plastic worms. I keep toying with this pattern hoping the rain might just stop for a few days. Today we got another couple of inches. Still better here than the Carolinas.

Michael Scarpino
2 years ago

Still looks great and a awesome tie!

Michael Scarpino
2 years ago

Tony the Tiger would be jealous

Jon Redwine
2 years ago

Looks awesome Bill, but the “Tony the Tiger” thing had me laughing out loud.

Bill Trublubug
2 years ago

@jredwine Glad you got a laugh Jon. Despite not being correctly colored for my waters, I’m hoping “Tony” will still have enough of a familiar silhouette and lifelike motion to attract a predator.

Jon Redwine
2 years ago

Oh it will! I can just relate to the concept of tying a fly, looking at it and making a comment that it resembles something completely different than the intended pattern. Funny stuff! That silhouette will produce I am quite certain.

Doug Long
2 years ago

Looks good Bill

Bill payne
2 years ago

Another great tie Bill!..🎣

Kent Ekolin
2 years ago

This was a cool one!

Bill Trublubug
2 years ago

Thanks for the positive comments @Oldsalt @troutslayor and @Kent

William clayton sykes
2 years ago

Innovative and artistic.Definite fish catcher!

Bill Trublubug
2 years ago

Thanks @Billy Regarding the question of deleting photos and other issues, search for a fly by Martin Fabricius and ask the question again. Martin is the founder of this site and has always been very responsive to any of my questions or issues concerning the app. Only issue I’ve “reasoned out” for myself in the descriptions part of a post is that an ampersand will truncate the message at its insertion point. I use the word “and” not the ampersand symbol now. Originally I had descriptions or comments or material lists “chopped off” by using the ampersand symbol.

Patrik Herlet
2 years ago

😳😱👍👍👍

Darwin Hudson
2 years ago

rob Loos
2 years ago

I like it a big ole moss sided bass will probably slurp it up when you ain’t lookin an jerk your rod out of your hand nice tie bill

rob Loos
2 years ago

And I doubt mr black bass bass knows tony the tiger

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