The Anything-But-Yarnies Thread

#46
Is the temple dog a style of fly - kind of like where the Intruder is heading??
I don't think so. The main goal when tying an intruder is to create a large silhouette without using a lot of materials and yet still maintain a "buggy" look to it. Lately a lot of folks just take a bunch of marabou or rhea and mash it on a shank, but when it swims it doesn't hold a profile and generally fails at being an intruder.
The Temple Dog is a hairwing that grew too big for normal hooks. Honestly, if you just take a piece of arctic fox and mash it on a tube swing it through some choice water you'll get some follows. So when you have this four inch long piece of temple dog swimming through there with some goodies attached, it will generate some curiosity/anger from fish.
What keeps the TD from fouling? The same thing that keeps the intruder from fouling.
A. Make good casts
B. Visualize the fly and how it is swimming through the swing making adjustments
C. Periodically bring the fly in to check on it
 

David Dalan

69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E
#47
I don't think so. The main goal when tying an intruder is to create a large silhouette without using a lot of materials and yet still maintain a "buggy" look to it. Lately a lot of folks just take a bunch of marabou or rhea and mash it on a shank, but when it swims it doesn't hold a profile and generally fails at being an intruder.
The Temple Dog is a hairwing that grew too big for normal hooks. Honestly, if you just take a piece of arctic fox and mash it on a tube swing it through some choice water you'll get some follows. So when you have this four inch long piece of temple dog swimming through there with some goodies attached, it will generate some curiosity/anger from fish.
What keeps the TD from fouling? The same thing that keeps the intruder from fouling.
A. Make good casts
B. Visualize the fly and how it is swimming through the swing making adjustments
C. Periodically bring the fly in to check on it

No shit. Some of my prettiest (on the bench), early intruders immediately turned into technicolor noodles when swung. FAIL. But my underwing lessons I learned have been fruitful.