Get fish or die tying…
We’re usually too lazy to look up tying instructions and therefore improvise a lot. One could say we usually “wing it” (get it?).
We don’t really believe in matching the hatch. We think that presentation is king and the Tenkara philosophy seems to agree with us on that. We do think though that sometimes you need some flies that just make the fish go “WTF is this? I better bite that shit before it gets away..”
Our most successful fly is a worm imitation that we make from one of those kiddie toys with the rubber hairy-thingys. Looks like shit, catches like nothing else. So whenever I get frustrated on the river I tie on one of my secret weapons. They are not always pretty but they at least get the job done.
We came up with around ten patterns that genuinely kick ass. We’re going to share our favourite inventions with you over the next few weeks.
Maybe one of them is going to make it in the Orvis catalog and makes us obscenely rich and famous in the fly fishing industry.
The first fly we’re going to show you guys is our infamous “Black Knight”. This guy has a serious tungsten-induced weight-problem. The perfect nymph to clean out those deep pools that our salmonid friends tend to hang out in during winter time. A tiny bit of sparkly UV tinsel is helping this unholy knight with attracting attention.
More pictures are soon to follow…