June 25, 2009

Dingleberries

Dingleberries
I love the guilty pleasure of a simple tie. Makes it easier to build up your arsenal of warriors while your other obligations try to gather your attention. Time is always at a premium in the summer, and fishing never seems to get enough of mine. Or at least as much as I would like.

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Fishing the bottom does not come without its caveats. Rocks, deadheads, and other snags mercilessly devour flies like Oprah at an all you can eat buffet. In some reaches it seems you're losing flies faster than you can tie them on. Time to get busy at the vise.

TP dingleberry
The same acrylic latch hook yarn from MCG Textiles that I use for creating custom dubbing blends make up the tail and body sections of this pattern. A wire rib helps secure the wrapped yarn to the hook. A simple glimmer chenille thorax and a beadhead finishes off the pattern. For a different look, I tied a few with bead chain eyes and a peacock herl wingcase. Maybe the brown colored ones will resemble larval crawfish? At any rate, they are damn close enough to resemble simplified swimming nymphs. Hopefully they will fish just as effective.


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