MagnaFly pattern we're using today -- which you can see Trinhity tying on in this picture:
Here's the technical low-down for the gear heads:
- Rod: that's the finest figured white split-pine available on the open market, and it's hand-wrapped with a 0.153mm coating of sticky rubber for extra grippiness in extreme conditions.
- Action: considered "uber-fast" with an exceptionally responsive tip.
- Reel: a real classic, that's an antique dual-action click-pawl Union Hardware with an extra-loud clicker evidently targeted for the hearing-impaired market.
- Line: 22" of size single-ought chartreuse Glo-Bug yarn.
- Knot: that's a double-overhand nurse's knot (similar to a surgeon's, except it requires only half the education) connecting the line to the rod.
- Terminal Hardware: the famous sure-to-catch-'em MagnaFly!
No doubt some of you are interested in the recipe for this remarkable new pattern, the MagnaFly (aka the MagneticFly):
- Hook: size 2/0, barbless
- Thread: chartreuse Glo-Bug yarn, UTC 1100
- Tail: chartreuse Glo-Bug yarn, pulled through using the patented "grab and yank" technique
- Body: two pieces of patented MagnaWing, folded and adhered
- Ribbing: one piece industrial strength double-sided carpet tape (internal)
- Thorax: two pieces of patented MagnaWing, tapered slightly, folded and adhered
- Hackle: flared chartreuse Glo-Bug yarn
- Head: teased chartreuse Glo-Bug yarn
I can guess what the purists among you are thinking:
- "The length-to-weight proportions of the rod appear to be less than optimal, and the reel is obviously over-sized for the rod."
- "Pine isn't exactly known for its smooth action. That bloody thing probably casts just like a wooden dowel!"
- "Do you have any idea how many Glo-Bugs could've been tied out of that line? What a waste."
- "This MagnaFly thing...isn't it just another knock-off of the classic Ferris-Ribbed Lodestone's Ear?"
- "Even though the line isn't actually attached to the reel, haven't you heard of large arbors and disc drag systems? The click-pawl is just, like, so done."
- What they're really saying is, "Shouldn't that be a fine Ross Reel instead of an ancient Pflueger knock-off?"
Besides, when's the last time you managed 35 minutes of highly rewarding non-stop fishing in your own livingroom?