Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Equal Time - Tying the Clown Egg

Here's a great video on how to tie a Clown Egg pattern, tied and produced by Tim Flagler.  It's a simple tie, which is a good thing in my book, since it's a fly that will make the traditional crowd cringe and one that guides love because it works.  If this pattern was difficult to tie and used natural materials, the traditional folks might have to embrace it, and guides wouldn't use them because they couldn't crank out a dozen or two in an evening.  Egg flies work, particularly in the late fall and winter months.  That said, I still will only fish them when all else fails.  Not because I'm a bloody snob, but because I much prefer to use more traditional fly patterns.   Notice I didn't say I prefer patterns that imitate aquatic stream life?  Nope, that would be a mistake, because trout, salmon, and steelhead all lay their eggs in the stream bed where a good many become a protein filled meal for nearby fish.  What's so funny about that?

So go break your plunger style hackle pliers and tie some up! 

Sharpen your hooks! 

Speaking of clowns: Two cannibals were eating a clown.  One of them looks at the other one and says, "Does this taste funny to you?"

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