“In classical mythology, Pyrene is a princess who gave her name to the Pyrenees. According to Silius Italicus, she was the virginal daughter of Bebryx, a king in Mediterranean Gaul by whom the hero Hercules was given hospitality during his quest to steal the cattle of Geryon during his famous Labors. Hercules, characteristically drunk and lustful, violates the sacred code of hospitality and rapes his host’s daughter. Pyrene gives birth to a serpent and runs away to the woods, afraid that her father will be angry. Alone, she pours out her story to the trees, attracting the attention instead of wild beasts who tear her to pieces.”
one of the countless Pyrenean peaks that supply us with us with liquid love down below. thanks babe.
Buzz is just the way we (insect-eating fish and me) like them. scruffy, buggy, undefined silhouetty, heavy imprinty, fuzzy and translucenty.
Hans points out it can be either a caddis or stonefly imitation and to us it looks like it’ll in one way or another resemble just about any on-the-water bug, meaning that when you’re in that indecisive “dunno what fly to tie on… “ mode, this one is the one to grab.
it’s also a pretty straightforward tie with just two feathers and no special intricacy involved in its making. its sorta like what a Griffith’s Gnat has become after centuries of evolution. it developed a shape and dropped the dumb, fragile glitter-stuff.
the more we look at it the better it looks.