brought to you directly from France where fish have flair and fly design is an exuberant affair, here ladies and gentlemen is the appropriately named ‘WTF’ fly. (Wacky Tactics Fly)
designed primarily for stillwater stocked rainbow trout where the idea is to offend their sense of aesthetics so much that they’ll want to get it out of their way and put it on the other side of the lake ! not having hands or feet or FedEx, to do so they have to displace things with their mouths and BAM ! they get hooked and i get to pretend i caught a wily trout for a minute. suckers…
you’ll notice two usually contradictory elements on this fly: a sinking bead and a good amount of floating foam. at rest, the ‘WTF’ points nose down and with the slightest retrieve the whole thing flips and dips and the golden tail waves at the fish like a dolphin’s tail, further confusing it. the fine marabou feather tips ‘veil’ the form in a mysterious milky-like cloud reminiscent of fish egg slime.
it’s made with:
Gamakatsu #6 Circle hook
Veevus thread white
three kinds of flashy stuff (two of them are invisible to the human eye)
and it’s all reinforced with Uv resin !