Yes Normand, they are similar. Had to look up the “Pistol Pete” pattern. Didn’t realize that a propeller dressed “Woolyworm or Bugger” had been “claimed and named” as a new design.
Back in the 60’s, I still did some spin fishing and made my own spinners. One of those homemade spinners incorporated either a blade on a clevis or a propeller and was a dressed up (on the in-line spinner wire) wooly worm or bugger. Never thought to name it even though I sometimes used the prop spinners on a fly rod.
I’m betting you have to smile also when someone claims a “new fly design”. As you said, this one is a “variant”, but then aren’t they all variations? As a further point, I’m still tying “articulated” Game Changers and similar flies the way I did way back before anyone sold a fish spine. Just stretched a piece of backing line between two vises and tied on the materials. I’m sure you have lots of similar stories to tell yourself. I’d be glad to hear them. Thanks for the comments and a chance for me to “pontificate”. 😉😉😉
Sorry @Tuononen and @M4X.Fishing X.Fishing 4X.Fishing ,
Typing on the cell phone was never my strong suit. I just tapped the wrong user name and ended up making a reply to @M4X.Fishing
I knew I’d get a response from you Martsu. If you try this pattern in any color and it works well for you, please do share your experiences.
Of course results will surely be shared my friend Bill.
You don't have to be sorry,
I know you fell for the play, and I didn't respond seriously myself either.😄 Often the most catchy flies or lures are those weirdest looking individuals.Tight lines and happy smile to every one😉
Hi Gordon. The prop can really twist leader/tippet and ruin them as you mentioned.
I add a small (size 16) barrel swivel to the end of my leader (or next to last tippet section) to prevent the twist. I like fishing light tippet on small rods and usually fish 5-7 X tippets. The small swivel impacts the cast less than adding weight to the tippet and solves the issue.
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