Despite what it says on its page, I’m pretty sure that this week’s Tie Talk bug, The Dirty Rat, is not by Jackie Treehorn. Don’t get me wrong, I love the character reference to one of my favorite movies of all time, as well the pattern itself. It IS damn dirty…
As “Jackie Treehorn” says, “One evening while enjoying some Glenfiddich 21 year old Gran Reserva… I noticed a small mouse swimming in my pool. He struggled and fought for dear life, nose barely breaking the surface, legs kicking like bunny. I was inspired by his heroic efforts and chose to create a fly that mimiced his final death dance. Most mouse patterns have the mouse floating on top of the water, while this is great at imitating a mouse which is dead and bloated, I wanted something that would fire up the bass and cause the most vicious of strikes, so my good friends, I present to you… THE DIRTY RAT…”

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