Two materials, that's it. As a guy that can appreciate the keep it simple stupid thought process, this approach to tying flies struck a cord with me and I dug through my wife's yarn box for something to I could use. What I found was a Acrylic/Poly blend in light taupe color.
Yesterday I got a chance to try it out. After going through a box of previously productive flies and still not having a fish to show for it, I tied it on gave it a shot. In short order I drifted it deep in a pool below a line of boulders and got the only fish of the day.
I never named it and not sure I should since it is a direct result of watching Frank Sawyer's bio but it might just be different enough to lay claim to a name of its own. It also got a fish so it has at least earned a place in my box. Maybe the Sawyers Poly Killer?
The trip out was also my first outing as the new owner of a Fall river Bamboo fly rod received through the OBN. I had been itching to get it some action since receiving it but other obligations and a bad stretch of weather had held up any chance of it seeing water. After spending five plus hours casting it on a stretch of the Saluda river I finally feel that it is mine and am still excited to have such a beautiful piece of work to fish with.