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.
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.