a Wake up Wiggle

as in: “It don’t matter if the fish are hungry or not ’cause when they see me shake my thang the only thing they’ll be thinking about is slurpin’ me down”

here’s the Waking Wiggle beast

waking wiggle

and here’s the Wiggle that’ll wake up the most lethargic fish.

the body and tail are just a variation of a Woolly Bugger and the shell/head is two pieces of sheet foam glued together. simples.
be sure to place a drop of glue behind the hook eye before slipping the foam lip over to keep it in place and keep the fly tracking straight during the retrieve.
as always, play around with colors, sizes and materials.

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CrabWips

by Matthew Cousineau

not usually attracted to digitally reworked images, Matthews’s ‘paintings’ leave a strong deep-dark mysterious and appealing aftertaste. his flies are alive, beautiful and they mean business. they tell their own story while complementing the originals.
i like this and i like it a lot.

crabwips cousineau

in the film below we’ll see sort of a visual step-by-step of how the image was created. not being bored by any technical details we can just go along for the ride and enjoy it’s various transformations in the same manner as a timelapse film of a blooming flower.

be sure to click the image or the following link to access Matthew’s page Custom Fly Art  for more beauties.  enjoy !

” the mexican rectum “

a delicious north-of-the-border pike treat sure to please our south-of-the-border friends… from dear friend Ulf Hagström father of two lovely boys and the notorious Think differently – The fish eating fish fly.
besides the sexy name we’ll notice an interesting feature in the materials list below- ‘Hollow support: Orange craft fur treated with Bug bond’ a very interesting viable and much more resistant alternative to  standard deer hair.
the man’s always two steps ahead of the crowd.

Hook: Partridge Ultimate predator X #8/0

Thread: Veevus 6/0 white

Hollow support: Orange craft fur treated with Bug bond

Tail and body: Sybai twist hair, fluo orange, peach and red

Sides: Hackle feathers grizzly dun

Eyes: Living eyes “Ice”

best served with a good glob of guacamole and a splash of lime, enjoy !