Fly tying

Tying the Flash Mob

It’s starting to look a lot like winter up here in Northern Michigan. We’ve got snow, we’ve occasionally got rain and we haven’t seen the sun in weeks. The neighborhoods are lit up, the shop windows are beautifully displaying the latest and greatest and the steelhead are starting to get lazy.

The folks at The Northern Angler, right down the street from me in Traverse City, show us a great fly that looks like it could be hanging on a Christmas tree by using enough tinsel and flashabou to wake up and grab the attention of those lazy steelhead.

This fly definitely borrows from Scott Howell’s Prom Dress, but I think I prefer the softer profile of the Flash Mob.

I just need to find a tinsel-coated tree to raid.