Re: impressionistic versus realistic versus triggers..


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Posted by Guy on 2013-02-14 10:18:46 in reply to Re: impressionistic versus realistic... posted by Dan Blanton on 2013-02-14 09:31:52

Dan,

I have always susbcribed to the trigger point theory,,,, that is some part of the fly draws attention to the fly and "triggers" the fish's predatory instinct to strike it.

I believe the best "impressionistic flies" incorporate and enhance one or more of these triggers. Triggers could be things like flash (whether subtle or bold),,,, movement / behavior of the fly,,,, color and size of the fly,,,,, enhanced body parts (ie. Claws, eyes and rubber legs),,, and so on.

Guy




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