Re: Got Rats?
Well, I doubt I'd call it a Rusty Rat if I tied it with fluorescent orange. Keith is an old friend...I hooked my first atlantic salmon with a black bear green butt he tied. I'll ask him what he thinks about that, although at 93, he probably doesn't care all that much about what its called. The fly in the photo you're referencing doesn't look all that flourescent, but then the photography in the book as a whole could be better. Look at the difference between the orange floss on the Bondatti's Killer on page 96, which is classically tied with fluorescent orange, and the Rusty Rat on page 128.
In the scheme of things in the universe, probably doesn't matter all that much.
P.S. apologies to those that don't have the book. Not that big a deal, though, really.