Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The SCUD!


All hail thou lowly scud.  In a world of creepy looking nymphs and underwater aquatic wiggly creatures that make the skin crawl, you reign supreme as one of the ugliest creatures to swim the freshwater streams of the world.  You are akin to an alien creature sent from some B-movie from the dawn of cinema and if it wasn't for your small stature you would send grandmothers running for the hills.  As it is you simply hug the bottoms of streams, drift with the current, and most likely end up as yet another food source for the more majestic creatures in your little world. And it is for that last and  singular reason that I find you very attractive.  Here is to you Mr. Scud and your 90 fellow North American species that feed the fish on a daily basis.

10 comments:

Brookfield Angler said...

Nice! It looks like this would be an awesome tat.

I have been meaning to get another one and I want it to be fishing related...I should have you come up with something cool for me that definitely relates to fishing but nothing too specific

Blake said...

I've been looking at it for 10 minutes, awesome work Joel

Midgeman said...

Joel, As always, beautiful work! I agree with Brookfield... that would be a great tat! Or for that matter... look great on the den wall.

Carlos Del Rey. said...

You change your style, is more ink!
Nice.

By the way, you have a stimulator?

Howard Levett said...

Oddball that I am, I love scuds. I love to tie them and just look at them...fascinating creatures they are!

Bigerrfish said...

Way cool!... dig the drips!

Joel DeJong said...

Brookfield - just let me know whatcha looking for and I'll shoot you a few ideas. I like a challenge.
Blake - you might need a faster internet connection. Glad you you like it.
Midgeman - thanks, I currently is a scrap of paper I shoved between the pages of my Orvis fly recipe book.
Carlos - just mixing it up and as far as the stimulator question, as a fly fishermen I know what you are asking but that's not a question I generally get asked a whole lot..... And yes I can DRAW a stimulator fly...
Howard - they are fun to tie as well. No two look the same for me.
Bigerrfish - thanks. Glad you liked it.

Sanders said...

a beautifully ugly thing...


I'm with Bigerrfish...love those drips

Joel DeJong said...

Thanks sanders,

Kevin Frank said...

That is cool.