Brexit smexit, We’ve had our independence for 240 years!
Moose River Streamer – Fly & Photo by Glista, mad genius.
Hard to believe, we know, but it’s time once again for The Hideous Jabbering Head of Izaak Walton’s Very Hairy Holiday Revue Special Thing! Ike likes to open with a song.
Oh the gallant Fishers life,
It is the best of any,
’Tis full of pleasure, void of strife,
And ’tis belov’d of many:
are but toyes,
and I hope I get the one with Kunge Fu Grippe!
In the Black Forest they celebrate by getting shitfaced, setting fire to 800-lb straw-packed oak wheels, rolling them down mountainsides into sleepy villages and making bets on the fates of the panicked peasantry as they flee in terror. Here comes a Merry Christmas! Who’s dreaming of sugarplums NOW, proles?! And though I can’t think of anything more perfectly German, I must say that they’ve at least got a handle on merrymaking. I mean, c’mon, who doesn’t want to try this? Like, right now, let’s go.
A festive holiday story from a while back that I like to share at this merry time of year. I grant you The Power of Lutefisk!
And finally, Brother Glista’s done it again. Behold this year’s holiday fly candy, fever-dream fresh from the festive frankenlab:
Be safe, scamps! Now go make some merry!
Glista’s just too good at this.
Glista’s lab exploded and now there’s stuff all over the place. Anyone?
Suggestions: Mambo Chicken, Defenestrator, Electric Lycanthrope
Ann’s Emerald – fly and photo by Glista
Mover – Fly & photo by Glista
Tyson Spey – from the fevered mind of Buster stalwart (Obi-) Jon, and the vise and lens of Brother Glista.
Coquihalla Red – Fly & photo by Glista
Purple King Variation – Fly & photo by Ginseng Sullivan
Motor Midge – fly & photo by Ginseng Sullivan
Back to the crazy stuff!
Bonaventure Dawn – Tied by Glista – Photographed by Ginseng Sullivan
Hare’s Ear Parachute – fly & photo by Ginseng Sullivan – League MVP season after season, no glitz, all lunchpail. It just works and it’s a thing of beauty. ALL HAIL!