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Old 10-24-2016, 08:13 PM
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Default Fly names that make you smile

I saw a fly today called the Shop Vac, and I had to grin, because it perfectly brags about its purpose.

It seems like fly names are like names of bands, or horses, or boats: yes there are formal and pompous-sounding names, but also plenty of names that will make you laugh at the joke, nod at the cleverness or perhaps snicker at the double-entendre.

So, what are the funniest/goofiest/cleverest fly name(s) you've heard?

(I don't know if this thread has been done before - if so, I couldn't find it - please post the link.)
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I like the ones with clever names too. The only ones I don't like are the ones I wouldn't care to discuss with my mother. Named for no other reason than shock value to make them famous and nothing to do with fishing. I assign more class to this sport than that. Won't buy them or tie them whether they work or not.

I'll try to be more positive and edit in a favorite fly later.

Lefty's "Decieiver"

Ard's "The Answer"

"Snake Charmer", not sure who ties it but a pike and musky fly. They are referred to as snakes by some. Especially pike.

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"Grease Stain" is a funny name for a fly.I remember this one because i was a mechanic for yrs.

"The fly formerly known as Prince" made me laugh when i first heard of it.
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Default Re: Fly names that make you smile

My favorite is the "Swingin' D". Personally, I'd like to try it in 1/0, the "Big" Swinging D... Also, Charlie Bishart's "Pole Dancer" is a classic name.
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Talking Re: Fly names that make you smile

My all time fav. is a fly called 'The Good Wife ...' The hair wing is made from his wife's Pub. Hair.
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Default Re: Fly names that make you smile

My favorite fly name is a popular one here in the Driftless Area, the Hippy Stomper. I think it was originally tied by a Montana guide, FWIW.
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The "Professor", an old wet fly pattern that takes the fish to school and gives them an education!
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EVIL WEEVIL - in Black...

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COW DUNG - SH/Variant...

The SHOP VAC was designed by Rowan Nyman when he worked for Craig Matthews at Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone. I carry them in #16 - #20 at all times. Some guy who frequents the threads here has also been known to tie one or two of them...

Shop Vac

I tie a version of it that uses Danville #47, 6/0, Tobacco Brown thread for the abdomen:

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It literally cleans up on the Madison and a number of other places I have used it.


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Default Re: Fly names that make you smile

I'm going to chime in with the Fat B*stard! It's similar to a Wooly Bugger.

However, there is another pattern that starts with the word "Montreal" that always brings a smile to my face

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