It happens to us all. Sometimes you get shown a fly which you just want to use and tie vast amounts of variations of, some with a red head, some with pearl thoraxes and so on. And then on the other hand, you get some which personally you wouldn’t tie on, let alone fish with.
Let’s just get one thing straight – I’ve never been one to use rubber legged patterns such as the Apps bloodworm. Sometime ago I was given such a fly, a fly that really wasn’t ‘my cup of tea’. After a few minutes of persuasion, we come to an agreement and I limited myself to ten casts with this fly, and only after ten casts I could change back to the black cat tadpole I was actually catching a few fish on.
To cut a long story short, I caught three fish in those ten casts and lost another. More than I was actually catching before hand! I admit – I did tie a couple up – just in case. Thanks Lou!