Another amusing anglingman recently wrote :
I couldn’t figure out how to upload pics, so I am sending two to you, which you may post if you like.
Both are of my brother Mike’s muskie pattern he calls a “Vampire.” I have no idea how he ties it, but it’s about the size of a chipmunk and casts just fine on a 9 or 10-weight. I have caught muskies, pike and bass on the fly but have not tried it for hawg browns. Because the thing comes alive in the water, I have to believe those old salmo piscavores ought to at least take a swiperoo at it.
The shot of the fly on the canoe seat shows my Loomis 9-wt for perspective. That’s the tail end of another of Mike’s patterns hanging from the hook keeper, called a “Rainbow Leech.”The portrait shot was taken by my webmaster, Les Booth. This pattern and several others will soon be for sale on my website, dansmalloutdoors.com. Just look for Mike Small’s Big Flies. As Red Green says, “You can tell a lot about a man by the size of his fly!”
Nobody calls me Roddy except for my mother. However, I do like chipmunks, and hope that some of the foolish trout anglermen would bring me one of these Vampires. I would also imagine that some of the steelhead anglermen in Forks, WA might be interested in your brother’s Vampire pattern.
Now go back to internet school so you can learn how to upload photos.
I am Roderick Hawg-Brown, and I speak the truth.