Always like to see your stuff John:thumbsup:Just looked at it online too. Dang thats o lot o ostrich. Like a snake fly on steroids. Interesting but the last week I have been tying a series of big spun head warmwater flies. I havent give them a name but its something like flat wing, deciever, bull head, mouse-like muddler monster. Big but not as full as that beast. Will post some images.
I hear what you are saying Ray. I just wish you could see the one in the catalog. I have a real nice assassin right beside me ( tied by:bow, and it does not have 20% of the plumage of this Orvis Fly. It is strikingly big. I bet you could tie half a dozen assassins from the one in the catalog.I just checked out the fly. I know when using ostrich plumes I have had to use a lot more than I thought when tying flies with it. When they are wet they stick together and almost look nothing, but breathe real nice. I would not be afraid of a super big fly.
We have had Mark Sedotti at our club casting some huge flies. The key seems to all be in a balanced fly. You should be able to throw it like a dart.
It looks like a good fly to me.
Whoops....Thanks Tommy...Give me a buzz if you want to talk about Onslow Bay as well. I was there over the weekend and spent three days with Brad Knight.Charlie Bisharat is the name of the west coast guy that makes these flies...