Feels almost sacrilegious to post these after those works of art. But consider it an exercise in contrast. I recently tied up some mop flys and could not believe how aggressively the fish took them. Thought I'd restock and also experiment with some other colors using some very fluffy white chenille I already had colored with various colors of sharpie.
I experimented with a few techniques to try to imitate the tassel from a mop as seen on the chartreuse ones. Tied in wooly bugger style, twisted up and then melting the end seemed to work best.
On Saturday, I leave for the Florida Keys for a week. I have 5-days tarpon fishing to look forward to. I have been tarpon fishing for a very long time. Over the years tarpon flys have changed a lot. From somewhat large brightly colored flys to flys that are much smaller with mostly subdued colors. For many years now I depend on my own creations. Here is an couple examples of the flys I will be using.
They were successful last year. So I imagine they will be this year as well.
Those are from a shared album within google photos. I am logged out of google and am able to see them. My photos are auto backed up to google photos so I try the share from there. I wish there was a way to directly share from my phone to this site. I would probably share more photos.