Dec 09

More Gotcha's Birthed From My Vice

Brought some new gotcha’s into the world tonight, birthed them from my vice.  I continue to amaze myself with my inability to stay focused on tying the same pattern more than once.  I started tying some gotcha’s with two-tone bodies… Bonefish Tan/Pearl.

Here’s the thing… I don’t know if there is some reason I shouldn’t do this or if this is a good idea.  I don’t have the salt context to evaluate this little tweak.  Moreover, I don’t know what situation would prompt me to use these flies as opposed, to, say, a regular tan  gotcha.  Some  day… some day I’ll be able to call upon some on-the-flats experience, some bit of genuine lived-through memory that will inform my choices at the vice.  Until then… I’ll tinker.

Some #4 two-tone gotchas

At this rate, I should have about 200 or so flies with me when I finally get back to standing calf deep on a Bahamian flat.  I imagine I’ll be paralyzed by indecision.  We’ll find out.