|A Challenged Emerger|
Well, I wasn't; at first.
Don't tell Rosenbauer, but my favorite emerger pattern is the Quigley Cripple. It is an effective emerger pattern that mimics a Crippled Mayfly that trout seem to find appealing.
But they should find it more appalling.
Last evening I looked at the list of search terms that bring folks to my
What's a Challenged Emerger? Google it. You'll find that it's the name of a new fly; new to me at least.
|A Quigley |
Emerger that I tied
Are all "Crippled" flies to be renamed "Challenged"? What rubbish!
But then I got to thinking.
I am a fly angler by choice. I catch and release (mostly). I have a great deal of respect for the fish and fisheries that support my habit.
But I think little of the foodstuffs that support the trout. I enjoy seeing a struggling mayfly get slammed by a hungry trout. Dead and dying mayfly spinners get me excited about the possibility of easy fishing. And don't get me started about the poor
Worse yet, am I one to mock them by tying flies that imitate their twisted, deformed visages and use them as bait to lure trout to the surface?
I AM THE PROBLEM!
So from now on I will tie no more emergers.
I will not fish those I have but instead confer upon them the respect that is reserved for mayflies everywhere not just their full hackled brethren .
Cripples no more!
|No longer the outcast.|
Author's Note: For those of you with less finely tuned humor centers, this is sarcasm and satire with a hint of absurdity thrown in for good measure. It is not intended to be a reflection of my feelings on the human condition or anything else other than commentary on how idiotic it is to change the name of a fly pattern the mimics a maimed bug because the word cripple, the common term to refer to maimed mayflies, appears in its name.