Day 103 – The Unveiling!!

18 12 2009

The Wonder Woman

So there it is, the idea manifested into reality.  After writing yesterday’s post, I started to think more about how I would like this pattern to be.  I ultimately changed a few things, and I may still tinker with the idea some more.  Here’s a run down of what I changed.

I ended up changing the overall pattern to more of a streamer pattern.  As such, I tied it on a Daiichi 2220, size 8.  It’s the same hook that I tied the Pink Slumpbuster on.  It has a 4x-long shank and a 1x-strong wire.  To keep this pattern more in character, I figured Wonder Woman is an Amazonian woman and as such they are big and strong.  Figured this wasn’t a bad way to go.  I may have to tie a variation of this pattern if I want to tie in tandem with a Superman nymph.

Instead of using flat tinsel for the ribbing I decided to use wire.  That’s mainly a personal touch as I like the wire look better than the tinsel.  You could say that I wanted to incorporate real metal into the design, but whatever… I think the outcome made it look pretty good. 

I debated on how I wanted to do the black wings on the pattern.  The two feather hackles over the back seemed to be a better approach for a streamer pattern versus tying in some paired feathers, such as black duck feathers.  I imagine that the feathers will give the pattern a little “life” to the pattern when in the water.

Overall, I’m really proud of how this fly pattern came out.  I may just have to tie up a box of them, that’s how proud I am.  I’d like to hear some feedback from some people, and would love to test this pattern out on different water.  Any takers?




One response

21 12 2009

Very nice!

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