Dry Fly Trap Discovered on S Fork

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Greg Price, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Greg Price Love da little fishies

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    I was in heavy cover on small side channel of the S Fork Snoqualmie yesterday.

    Hiding behind a large root wad, I dropped my #16 dry fly into a likely looking pool. Normally, the line went tight as the current took my fly downstream. But in this pool, the line stayed limp, kind of like the fly was levitating (weird, huh?) Maybe a small bird picked it up? Maybe an ailien was messing with me?

    I popped up, looked over the root wad - and the culprit was - a spider web had caught my dry fly.

    This happened several times over the course of the day. I am impressed that the fragile spider webs have the capacity to steal my dry flies.
  2. Olive bugger Active Member

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    HAHAHAHAHA

    SPIDER MAN STRIKES AGAIN.
  3. GAT Active Member

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  4. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Funny cartoon there, Gene.
    Having been born under the bad sign of Virgo (the sign of harsh critics and nitpickers), I am forced to point out that spiders have 8 legs.:p
    Otherwise, those are good looking spiders!
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  5. Greg Price Love da little fishies

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    Gene, did you draw that up of find it on the net?
  6. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    What??? A cartoonist of Gene's caliber posting the art of another cartoonist? That'll be the day. I don't know about cartoonists, but a sci-fi writer I know once frowned and bristled with jealously when I mentioned that I had just read and really liked a sci-fi novel written by someone much more popular than him. Tch, tch.:D

    (Look closely and you'll see it signed "Trump").
  7. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Hey, quit trying to pick the fly shit out of the pepper.
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  8. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Can't help myself. Can't even stop myself! Born under a bad sign...:eek:
    We could use more spiders, and then there'd be less flies around to shit in the pepper!

    You need to get over your gout, get out and terrorize some trout, and try to not jump and shout, or you might fall over and knock yerself out!:p
  9. GAT Active Member

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    The other two legs are hidden by their bodies :D (did you know the traditional manner in which to draw cartoon hands on people characters was to limit it to 4 fingers? some cartoonist still draw hands with only four fingers so my spiders can lack a few legs :p)
  10. GAT Active Member

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    I steal them all from that Trump guy :D
  11. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Is that fly a black coachman?
  12. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    And now I have to worry about spider webs to float my dry???????? Dang!! It's always something....:)

    Oh, funny cartoon Gene!
  13. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I ain't going anyplace. Four days of 90 plus temps is killing me. I need the temps in the low 80's to survive.
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    I've seen bad poetry before but you got to be the worlds worst.
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  14. GAT Active Member

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    Geezus! Suddenly you guys have become cartoon critics :p

    For some reason, the web wasn't showing up from the original file so I had to contrast the devil out of the image so it would... thus the darkening of the Royal Coachman colors. Happy now? :D
  15. Olive bugger Active Member

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    WELL, I guess so......
    But a black coachman looks interesting. Was looking for a fishing report. Oh well.
  16. GAT Active Member

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    Charlie, it's a cartoon. I don't actually attempt to fish with the cartoon flies I draw.

    However.... a black Royal Coachman may not be such a bad idea.
  17. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    OK, now who's calling the flyshit picker pepper colored?

    Temps are pushing high 70's inside my house, and only mid 60's outside. Sea surface temp is almost enough to slow cook a frog at 62 F, so I'm going to check the surf before I dig myself in any deeper here. Took me all day to recover from yesterday's marathon paddle to nowhere and back.
  18. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Hey Gene, I have a poster of Mickey Mouse surfing at the Pipeline stashed somewhere. I'll have to dig it out.
    I do recall that Mickey Mouse is a goofy foot.
  19. Greg Price Love da little fishies

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    Gene,

    My apologies, I was not aware that you are a cartoonist. That art is world class. Thank you for making it.

    By the way, I was back at the S Fork yesterday harassing poor innocent native cutties, brookies and rainbows. Spider web caught a few flies again.
  20. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Critic's, aren't they wonderful. I understand where you are coming from. I don't ever knock anything funny. And your cartoons are just that.