The Color Pink
Some flies are tied to match an insect; some are tied to reflect an innate sense of an individual’s style. So it is when your favorite fishing partner is your wife. In the world of beige flies and green vests, its pretty hard to look like you are an individual with some sense of originality, let alone make make a fashion statement. What she needs are flies that look like Froot Loops in a world of Cheerios. What better than to tie flies with the color pink?This Trip Report Brought To You By The Color Pink”
So I ended up with a fly box of unnecessarily pink Hendricksons, Pink Double Wings, pink midge pupa, and a sort of frenchie/ John Bethke's pink squirrel nymph hybrid. I would have gone totally with the pink squirrel, I am a sucker for any pattern that originates from Wisconsin (ie: pass lake), but the chenille makes the fly look like a teenager wearing a turtleneck to cover up their hickies.
Freedom in fly fishing occurs when you no longer try to match a beige insect with a beige fly, and fashion is achieved when one flamboyantly fly fishes with shockingly pink flies. To paraphrase Coco Chanel, hatches change, but style endures.
• Double Wing Fly - Gary LaFontaine
• The Most Versitile Fly Not in Your Box- The Pass Lake