|The Fruits Of My Efforts..|
|Swamp Thing In Black|
You all know about my switch rod pledge, I have also been keenly and quietly sneaking out chasing the vicious swamp donkey, snot rocket, otherwise known as the pike. I am sure with a few of these pictures of parrot sized streamers in hand, some of you may have already figured that one out.
The Three pictures in tandem here are prototypes of my new Pike Slider I call the Swamp Thing. I say prototype, as I just received the right sized irons for these monstrosities. My 1/0 and 2/0 B10s' just weren't cutting it, a hook of 6/0, 8/0 and even 10/0 proportions was needed, and recommended once again by ole Schmidty.
|And The Inevitable Color Combo....|
On her first day in the water this rat's nest moved a pile of fish, but was unable to connect the business end in the maw of any, hence the need for arger hooks. Beware though, this fly isn't for the faint at heart, as my 8 weight S4s was creaking on every cast. This is pure 10 weight stuff here folks, coming in at a mere 8-9 inches on a good day, this fly will tempt up the big guns from below.
|Stroli Sculpins Ready For Some Collars And Heads|
But back to the orders folks. I spun up a few selections in the last couple weeks and they sold in hours. I think I found my niche and will keep my "Groupies" satiated weekly with fly selections. Here are a few pictures of a recent streamer order as asked by a very good customer of mine who has caught the streamer bug.
When asked to spin up a selection of some of my favorites, I of course had a selection of some of my concoctions and a few household standbys. Being forewarned that he already had some cougars, circus peanuts and the like, I opted to conjure up a healthy serving of some of my own patterns, and one of a good friends.
|Smattering Of Various Streamers|