|The Hog Snare, 6 Inches Of Dual Articulated Fun|
|Rising Up From The Depths|
|Even The Smaller Guys Like A Big Meal This Time Of Year|
|High Water, What's A Matter, Scared? It's Only 3,000+CFS|
|Just Shy Of 22 Inches.|
When testing a new fly, even with my handy new swim tank, there is always a level of nervousness as to how well the fly will perform to the expectations you've set. When you're dealing with a multi-hook streamer a lot can go wrong, and often numerous prototypes are made until everything comes together, or you scrap the whole thing and go back to the drawing board. Some look at that of a waste of precious materials, I look at it as the building blocks of ingenuity. I guess that is the beauty of designing flies, sometimes you strike out, other times you knock it out of the park. This time, I surprisingly knocked it out of the park on the first pitch.
Sometimes you just know when you look at something you've tied and you're gut tells you, ya, I think so. I just had this feeling with this pattern and today it most definitely didn't disappoint. After several fish in the 15-19 inch range were hooked, landed and released, I managed to put this guy in the bag above and to the right. It felt good to get a decent fish again on my home waters, waters I routinely did this on a very frequent basis when I was younger, had less responsibility and more free time. I guess you could say I had a bit of Deja-vu today. Alright, enough of the soft s@*t and back to business.
A savage take, a barrel sized flush and this bad boy was gator rolling and pulling hard. The tape stretched to about a quarter inch shy of 22 inches, a nice fat buttery slab reminiscent of fall, with a mouthful of Hog Snare in it's face. Look for this fly in the fly store soon, it should continue to be a real big fish catcher, hence the name.