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    Default What would one call this ugly thing...

    So I tied up a fly reminiscent of a highlighter last night, basically just tying mats on as I went, with a basic general intent. It looks like this in the vise:

    While after a steelhead munching on it, it looks like this:


    To me, it's like a bugger variant with a wing and a BSed soft hackle, but I was wondering if there is a name for a fly that looks like this. I can't complain though, it caught a fish, and my first steelhead on a fly rod for that matter!

    Thanks guys!
    - A.J.

    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    Default Re: What would one call this ugly thing...

    Cant say anything about name but I sure like it

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    Default Re: What would one call this ugly thing...

    It obviously works well, just give it a name, you might have a famous fly someday!

    Larry
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    Default Re: What would one call this ugly thing...

    Anybody that ties their own flies has a box of....
    Most of them don't look as good as that one
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: What would one call this ugly thing...

    Oh no, now I have to come up with a witty name for it? Until further notice, I will dub it the "Ellicott Special," as that is where it caught its first fish.
    - A.J.

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    Default Re: What would one call this ugly thing...

    Fire bugger!

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    Default Re: What would one call this ugly thing...

    The way I see it is that you can name the fly whatever you want until you find something published.

    I like your reasoning behind the name. Ellicott Special is very suitable.

    Dennis

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    Default Re: What would one call this ugly thing...

    The Ellicott Special it will remain, until I am told otherwise! And here's six more, including a new color pattern.

    I'm going to tie three in white and red and three in black and blue next.
    - A.J.

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    Default Re: What would one call this ugly thing...

    i would call that a Flaming Success....SBS required.

    Great job.

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    Default Re: What would one call this ugly thing...

    Quote Originally Posted by gatortransplant View Post
    I'm going to tie three in white and red and three in black and blue next.
    Excellent combination of colors

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