Darth Nympher

darth nympher 1 m.fauvet:tlc

alright, the name’s complete dork but i couldn’t help it…

made with-
love
hook- Demmon DGS 900 BL #16
bead- black brass 2mm
thread- Veevus 8/0 black 
rib- Veevus Monofil 0,20mm black
thorax- Buggy Dubbing black

some parts of the rib shifted from its segmentation symmetry when the retracting varnish i applied dried but that’s ok. Darth wasn’t perfect either.

back to that fashionable black

that was on the previous post.
here’s a tiny sub-surface drowned, crippled, whatever you want to call it version of the old, must have, always successful Black Gnat.

black’nat wet

made with-
love
hook- Maruto D9626 BL #20
thread- Veevus 16/0 black
tail- hen hackle fibers black
body- waxed thread
hackle- starling

“Those anglers who think trout will take no fly unless it is an exact imitation of some one of the immense number of flies they are feeding on, must suppose that they know to a shade the colour of every fly on the water, and can detect the least deviation from it – an amount of entomological knowledge that would put to shame the angler himself and a good many naturalists to boot”.

some interesting points there. Stewart was said to be an old grump that didn’t hesitate to yell at people who didn’t share his opinions.

just to be on the safe side, from now on i’ll tie all my flies in either fashionable Black

or in multi-colored swirls as this Starl’-Wing Cripple so the fish can pick and chose their color.

i don’t like being yelled at…

quote by W.C. Stewart

Stewart’s favourite colour appears to have been black.

 Stewart’s Spider

a few musings on North Country Spiders by W.C. Stewart

“Stewart’s favourite colour appears to have been black, his argument being that, in water, a fly between the fish and the light above is in silhouette, therefore colours are indistinctive, his opinion being that the movement of the hackle (legs) of the fly is the attraction, and this seems to make a lot of sense! Stewart also fiercely maintains that the fly dresser could never truly imitate nature and that Man’s interpretation of what a fly should look like can never ever be truly attained and I quote “Those anglers  who think trout will take no fly unless it is an exact imitation of some one of the immense number of flies they are feeding on, must suppose that they know to a shade the colour of every fly on the water, and can detect the least deviation from it – an amount of entomological knowledge that would put to shame the angler himself and a good many naturalists to boot”. 

i wonder if he ever considered transparency, refraction and diffraction, the understated elements in fly design.

photo and text source: Fishing with Style