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Wednesday May 30th 2007
|Published: Wednesday May 30th 2007 (7 years ago)|
Updated: Sunday November 1st 2009, 6:04AM
by Martin Joergensen
A very strange contraption left my vice the other day. I have great expectations.
This fly eventually appeared in its own article here.
I fished it on my last outing, and even though I hooked no fish on it, I had quite a few takes - mostly from small and stupid trout that could hardly gape over the voluminous fly. The garfish liked it too, but they are hard to hook with any fly. But I expect it to be able to entice some large trout once the conditions are there. I'm almost sure the fly would lure bass and panfish too...
Once I have built some experience with the fly I will probably post the pattern on the site.
And the name? Well, obviously named after the strange and fascinating Burning Man Festival symbol. I remembered reading about this festival, and remembered the large statue of a man, which is burned when the festival ends. This statue has much the same profile as my fly. And even more so does the new symbol that the Burning Man Festival uses.
I lifted the above image from Gabe Kirschheimer's web site, which has lots of images from the festival.