I'm on the purple toon with the white shirt on the left. My friend is taking the picture, looking down river. and he is right in the middle of the group. Up river, looks like someone opened the gate at the running with the bulls.
hook- Barbless TMC 2457 size 18, I used a 16 knock off for these pictures
thread-8/0 red uni
ribbing- sm red wire
abdomen- red thread and crazy glue
head- sow bug dubbing
Also have a red sharpie and brush on crazy glue handy
Step-1 Load the hook like this and hit it with two or three coats of red sharpie don't worry it drys as soon as you blow on it, now hit it gently with the brush on glue. I know you can buy red hooks,, I'm not an idiot I swear,, I'll explain later. let the glue dry while you marvel at the fact that you just colored a hook red..why the glue?... cause now its red for ever.
Step-2 Load the hook as you normally would and attach your red wire from front to back with red thread. stay away from the eye. Note: I like to save my worn out bobbins for wire... It makes for less waste. Step-3 Build a body out of thread. Yea go ahead and give it that ever popular irresistible taper.
Step-4 Pretend like your an adult if your not one already, or your gonna hate me when your hook and vise become one.. Hit the thread with the crazy glue and wrap the wire FAST!... Fast because the thread is melting,,literally... the wire sinks into the melting thread and gives a look that, I like. Well that just screwed you out of using nail Polish now didn't it. Step-5 move your thread all the way to the eye, apply a pinch of sowbug dubbing (supper hairy stuff) make your head by coming through the area twice, ya know because we started at the eye and ending our head there.
Step-6 using your fingers, comb all the long hairs up. until it has a mo-hawk (be aggressive with this step it come out cleaner) Now lean the mo-hawk back so you can whip finish it...... Now would be the best time to do that, twice. Then cut the thread. Step-7 Clip off the mo-hawk. Tap the glue on the knot and call it.... Bigerrfish's Rule Breaker. or take it and call it yours,, what ever catches fish!!
Ok, I have some explaining to do.. why I use marker and glue on the hook when you can buy red hooks..well I probably should use red hooks on red worm larva lookin flys but I haven't found hooks that come in brown and chartreuse, You?
I have been looking at my new toon for almost a month now. I've been wonderin what it looks like in the sun, let alone How it fishes.
After hearing that my brother in-law was going to have Friday off..... I could... hear.. the cherry about to POP! We met up at 8 a.m. and hit the water by 9.
I rigged up a 9' 5wt rigged up for nymphing, and we were off!
Just a ways down from the launch There was a huge pile of stockers sipping midges, so we stoped, bit off the fresh rig, re-rigged with a two 22,s one, suspended emerger and one tiny zebra like midge. Spent a little time there messing with them.
Then it was time to cover a little ground. As we drifted further and further from the hatch, the nymphs went back on. Fishing was getting more and more frustrating as the midges would come in millions and be gone in a flash, I decided to to get serious mid way through and rigged up for the bottom with the go to's and stay there until we found em...
About 2:30 we realized we might wanna stop and eat and drink,,, ya know the two out of three things you can't go without.. third one's fishin by the way...
After a quick, and I mean quick bite to eat, sheesh I stuffed the second half of my sandwich in the pouch on my hoodie... I grabbed the only rod we had rigged and headed out to a drift that had a huge neon sign that read O vacancy... I think the N was burnt out. or was the O supposed to be off?
Shit ya not the second drift through it. I got to witness the...ever famous, disappearing thingamabober trick. When the thing Jumped the first time, I almost pee'd my waders, the second time...I pee'd em.... I hollard to Craig,, " I got a donkey dude!"
He very promptly came to my rescue with a net and a camera in hand! Thanks again Dude Bro Man..
Quickly... About this fly It's one of my ties with out a name until now.. It proudly carries the name "The rule Breaker".... why? Well here is the material list.....
and sow bug dubbing for the head with a hair cut. and more glue and markers while you got em out.
Oh! and I got a new boat that's right.. I don't water ski..
Fish Cat 13 baby just another gadget to hook trout.. I don't guide. I aint rich. But I dig fishing!
I had a perfect opportunity to make a deal and I made one...you know what I say about execution. I am such a sucker for those darn trout. Plus I can't go inviting peeps to float my bread and butta in that lil john boat you can kinda see in the background..not safe in the rapids!