Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Sparkle Emerger Under Water

Here is a follow up video to our last post that Tim Flagler from Tightline Productions made, that shows how the sparkle emerger captures air bubbles around the abdomen.

Tim prefaces the video with the following:

This fly cannot be judged by how it looks in the vise or in the fly case at your local shop. It has to be seen underwater, imao that's where fish spent most of their time.

The following video illustrates some of the fly's many attributes like trapping air bubbles and translucency, but it falls short by not showing its most important feature– the wonderful shimmery look the antron sheath has underwater, in a real stream with natural sunlight. Gary believed (I know this from reading his book) and so do I, that the shimmer is what makes trout really take notice.

LaFontaine Sparkle Emerger Underwater from Tightline Productions on Vimeo.


Anonymous said...

I really enjoy the fact that Tim makes it very apparent he enjoys Guiness...

Bill said...

I never ceases to amaze me how what appears as such a simple fly can really look like the natural. Even without the shimmer as in the video it truly looks like a pupating caddis obviously its not totally spot on but if can imagine looking up at it while it drifts by swiftly...I'd eat it. In a way it makes me feel ashammed that I don't have more of these in my box!!