Ahh, things have been getting a little too traditional around here :tsk_tsk:. It has been weeks since an Intruder came to play. Most of my favourite flies are those that I have "claimed". Though I take my hat off to the true creative fishing genius that designed the beast - Ed Ward, I have begun to make it my own. I guess we all do that, no matter how we try to follow a pattern it slowly evolves more in our own image. I guess this is why my Mom doesn't follow recipes.
The Raging Intruder takes the flame orange on true orange double wings of my Raging Prawn (it too an offshoot of a GP) and combines it with the Intruder concept of Ed's. I really like it, it combines 2 of the flies that I have the most confidence in - it HAS to be good!
Let's see and hear about some of your "claimed" patterns.
01-26-2004, 11:53 PM
Double winged Intruder, Kush??...I hate to say it, but I beat you to the punch! ;)
01-26-2004, 11:53 PM
All kidding aside...those are a couple of mighty fine looking flies you have there!!! :)
01-27-2004, 02:34 AM
Gotta love it....these two will be tying their brains out in the next little while....and we get to sit back and watch the variations take shape........
Tyler......its your move
01-28-2004, 09:21 AM
Kush its not a salmon fly, but its definitely non traditional. This is a fly that I claimed from the crappie jigs.
Scary! What is it? Something like that, but smaller and black/brown would make a killer leech fly for some some large Cariboo trout I know :devil:
01-28-2004, 09:56 AM
Kush, I've always refered to it as "notafly" I'm still trying to find the perfect tail material for it so its one of those flys that sits on the backburner.
01-28-2004, 03:14 PM
Carl Richards has a book entitled "Prey" where he used latex to form fins, leggs, crab and shrimp bodies. I tried this for a number of things, and what I can say is that it is awsome. Buy the material at the craft store that is used as rug backing. It is a liquid latex in a water and amonia base. You can color it with acrylic paint. You have to build it up by painting it on in layers over a template. Any way you can get the curly tail effect, that is very durable. I used it to make a latex stone fly body which is very realistic.
01-28-2004, 09:14 PM
Thanks for the idea. Thats one I haven't heard of.
01-28-2004, 09:56 PM
they sell wiggle tails for flies in several of the fly catalogs.they are killer on big alaska bows.:devil: