April 14, 2009

roughfisher state penitentiary

Being cooped up in the pen on a nice spring day is enough to make a guy make for a jailbreak. Nonetheless, I skipped my exercise out in the yard and opted for the vise. Inspired by Mr. P's carp carrot, but lacking the necessary materials, I came up with a criminal alternative. Short of yellow pheasant rump, I substituted yellow wood duck flank. That didn't quite do the trick, so I played around with some partridge and woodcock soft hackles. I ditched the orange yarn body and opted for a orange thread wrapped body in prisoner orange. Inmates were shackled with tungsten beads.

the Brownliner Syndicate
Inmates out on the yard.

out on the yard
Inmate #19761230, compliments of Scolopax minor.

Inmate #19761230

...I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when,
I'm stuck in Folsom prison, and time keeps draggin' on...

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  1. These flies look similar to the Scottish fly named, "Ace of Spades" not to be confused with the Motorhead song, I have been using TAoS, after my friend Fiddler Pete, from Scotland, gave me one and they work great here in Colorado, Yours will do just as well I am sure

  2. really? they are simply a soft hackle wrapped on a thread body, not a matuka pattern.

  3. Those are mean looking. I can see them sneaking up and putting a shive in some unsuspecting fish.

  4. I love me some soft hackles. And God bless you for throwing in the johnny Cash - you da man.