Monday, August 23, 2010

Help Give This Fly a Name....

Finally after a long absence from the vice, tonight I tried my hand at traditional steelhead flies.

Part diamond flat braid, part uv dubbing, 2 parts guinea hackle, a bit of wire, thread and sparkle strand, this is the fly that came out of this tying session 

Names of traditionals are always what set these flies apart for me, and I have a feeling that this fly should be named before it touches the flowing waters of the Clearwater in a week or two. 

I am sure a variation of this fly is already in existence, but to get the correct Ju-Ju on this bug, I need your help

Give a name. 

A panel of local fishing degenerates will have a  high council on the submitted names.   The person who submits the winning name will receive a half dozen copies in the mail thereafter.   The winning name will be chosen within 1 week.

Please drop your email on your comment (to be sold to hundreds of spam solicitors, ok right?) so I can contact you if you do have the creativity to win

Good luck!


  1. BB King.....cause it looks Royal and it has the blues man!

  2. Blue Steel (...Zoolander ref)

  3. Im Going with "Blue Iris", here are some things to support this...
    After seeing the purple on the body I figured purple must fit in some way.
    Where is the line between blue and purple? What if you want to use a color with a spirtual calm? For it may be a color called PANTONE or "Blue Iris". Named by Pantone as the 2008 Color of the Year, they tell us that:
    "Combining the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple,
    Blue Iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement."
    Blue conveys importance and confidence without being somber or sinister, hence the blue power suit of the corporate world.

  4. if the high council digs electric koolaid, hit me on anglers path

  5. The blue bird.

    The Average Joe Fisherman