Isn’t it fascinating how we fly fishers feel the need to try new patterns forsaking even those that catch fish for us? Must be a disconnect in the brain patterns. I’m guilty too.
I like the simplicity of this one Martin. Perhaps that very simplicity is what drives us to the changes? Nice looking tie!
It is, indeed.
Still remember the first time I tried this pattern. Guess I was about 14 years old. I was out on a small jetty with my cheap fly rod, and I just tied it on and tried to dip it in front of me to see how it looked in the water. Only after a few seconds a sea trout came out of nowhere and took the fly. The whole leader wasnt even in the water. What a chock!
Do I have to say that I fished that pattern for years afterwards? It immediately became my favorite saltwater pattern after that episode @trublubug
I’m with You Martin. But on the other hand we grow with the challenge. Always interesting testing some new stuff and maybe more realistic. But in the end there are just a few patterns, that will find the way to stay in the box - often easy and fast tied patterns👍
Seems we are of like minds @Patrik_Herlet and @martinfabricius. Always loving the challenge as our skills grow, but knowing that the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) philosophy just works. My KISS patterns evolved into my kamikaze style patterns.
I have to agree with Martin F. I tie the kamikaze patterns specifically to throw into places where I’ll likely lose the fly to some obstruction either under or over the water (tree branches seem to have a special liking for my flies). Perhaps the instilled fearlessness of using a simple tie makes for greater confidence in our presentations when using those ultra-realistic (and time-consuming) flies.
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