Notta problem, but ...
Michael C. Horowitz (mhorowit@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Sun, 7 Aug 1994 20:04:12 -0400
HELP, HELP, MY ATTRACTORS ARE KILLING ME!!
Those of you who don't tie can sit back and giggle -
What do you folks do about attractor patterns? If I'm targeting a specific
hatch, I'll tie the recommended patterns for the adult stage, and carry along
generic forms for the nymph and emerger; then I begin looking at my attractor
patterns, and that's where the trouble come in. The black wooly bugger in size
10 has performed well, so I'll bring it, and a size 14 also, just in case, and
also in olive; Sam never goes anywhere without his honeybug in cream, so I'll
carry several of them in size 14; of course Newell is almost insistent on the
chartreuse version, so I'll drop in three; then there is the contribution
from NZ, the copper bomb (the fly with a personality!), then there is the
pupa I tied with a rubber-band; and then the terrestrials - can't forget
the foam ants and spiders; also the hoppers - and I just learned to tie the
muddler minnow (weighted it becomes a bait fish, unweighted another hopper,
so three sizes please, both weighted and unweighted), oh, and what about the
royal coachman, and Poul Anderson's 'Insult' . . . do you see where
this is leading?
Brother FFers, I'm beginning to need more pockets! As usual, I've probably
wrapped myself around the axle - can anyone suggest a saner approach?
(of course, I could strap a several more boxes to a small innertube and pull
it along behind me.........)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City