Now exactly what I expected of the glass bead I don't know. Like I said, I was drinking beer. But, perhaps my thinking was it would simulate a trapped air bubble or maybe just add a little flash to the fly. Of course this is a weighted fly, as it's intended to be, and this will allow us to get it a little down in the column., Of course, we can control just how far or deep we want it with a strike indicator which is the beauty of this fly. It is meant to imitate an emerging insect and thus the air bubble makes a little sense.
Plan on taking it to Blue on the next outing and put it to the test. If it's a success I'll quickly share the information with everyone. If it's a great failure then it's back to the tying desk and pilsner.
|Rear view of the bubble boy soft hackle|
|Glass bead is directly behind beadhead. Click on image for a better view.|
|The beginning stage of the bubble boy partridge and orange soft hackle.|