As I told all of you the other day, Dustin is busy stocking up our arsenal with MidegeMan inspired patterns. As I sat down in the car after class, with a smile splayed across Dustin’s face, the words “I’ve finally tied a fly I am proud of” came out of his mouth.. Dustin is always very highly critical of himself, for no reason really, we’ve caught a lot of fish on his flies, it is just his nature. Knowing this about him, I was super anxious to see this new pattern. My words when I saw it, “Wow, this is cool.”
Inspired by the Go-To Prince from Poudre Canyon Chronicles, here’s Dustin tie. The design is the same, but he changed the body color (he’s obsessed with this blue right now), the bead color and the hackle. I was proud of him for being creative with his available materials, we don’t have the jingle for “material grocery” trips.
A bit of confession, I love prince nymphs and last summer Dustin tied all sorts of variations. We used them everywhere we fished, and most importantly caught fish. I’m sure the same fate is in store for this pattern.
Progress report: Dustin made a big step the other day, he commented on a blog! YAY! I hope this is the first step for him getting a little more confident about typing things on the net. It’s time he starts writing his own posts!