I’ve been playing around at the vice a bit and maybe there is already a name for this style of fly but since I don’t know it, I’ll just call it a Reversed Gotcha. Basically, this means putting the eyes toward the back of the fly. In truth, I have a hard time staying that focused at the vice. I find myself tying one this way, one that, one a third way. If I sit down to tie a half dozen flies, I end up with six flies that are all unique. Tying is fun though, so I won’t beat myself up for that.
I’ve also been putting a strip of Clear Cure Goo or Rio Knot Sense on the top and bottom of the fly and I really like the way it looks.
Here are some of the recent ties.
I’ll bet these will catch fish, but I understand a great number of flies will catch fish out there. I look forward to throwing some of these flies at those Androsian fish. Catching a fish on a fly you’ve tied is a great feeling… one I hope to experience over and over and over again.