2014 Fly Carpin Swap Submission
|Concepts, components of various mutant carp flies all thrown into a decanter of Black Bottle Blended Scotch and then hung out to dry on an old Griffen vise.|
Recipe and/or the amalgamation and/or the unity of multiple entities. Keeping in mind that It is only good manners if you repeat a few other men to at least do it better or more briefly. Utter originality is of course out of the question. - E. P.
The Peabody may be called the basic starting point. It's ribbed peacock herl under a soft hackle. See citation at end, from an old issue of Fly Tyer Magazine on my shop shelf. I think it was noted in critique somewhere that it is much like a partridge and orange. So maybe it is not even a bookend in itself but one must start somewhere. From there, these attributes were pooled:
(1) The soft hackle of the Carp Carrot and the Montana Carrot.
(2) Deep burgundy of the carp-effective San Juan Worms.
(3) Headstand of the LOD.
(4) Twist tail of the FYI.
(5) Foam tab of the Holschlag Hi-Tail Craw.
(6) Worm + soft hackle of the Hybrid.
Top it off with the fact that the soft hackles are all from a pheasant skin provided by my neighbor (salted it and set it in my basement, pinned on a sheet rock scrap) and you have a shady shade lethal Deadpool with Great Plains roots. I did some testing in water tubs; the sink rate is pretty good. I left the foam tabs on the large side, so folks can trim as they see fit. Thanks McTage for another swap invitation.
...Stryker activates Wade, now Weapon XI, a "mutant killer" with the powers of multiple mutants: Logan's healing power, John's teleportation, Summers' energy blasts, and Wade's swordsman skill; Bradley's electropathy was used to enable Stryker to control him completely. Stryker refers to Weapon XI as the "Deadpool".
|Headstand for me. Lightest colors I tried. Probably least favorite iteration.|
|Here with some flashier chenille paired with the standard burgundy.|
|Plainest: worm chenille and dark soft hackle.|
|Peabody citation. And Deadpool image credit goes to moviecroft.com; it was free wallpaper so figured okay to use.|