The other day I was walking
through one of the shops at school and noticed an electrician working. He was
wiring in a piece of equipment, one that required a three phase line. He was
stripping the wires for his connection. On the table I noticed some interesting
fibers. It was some of the reinforcing from the wire. Without really even
thinking it left my mouth, I asked 'can I have that'. He looked at what I was
pointing at. With an expression somewhere between puzzled and mildly irritated
he said 'sure'. I picked up my treasure and when back to my office. The fiber laid there
on my desk for a couple of days. I picked it up several times as my mind would
wonder away from my lesson plans and projects. Just couldn't come up with
exactly what it would be good for on the tying bench.
Seems like my tying tastes have often swung toward midges between patterns for warm water trips and terrestrials for small trout streams. I do like to fish midges on the tail-waters and in the colder months.
This is what formed up from that 'molted' looking fiber.
Working Name: Three Phase Molted Midge
Hook: #20 Scud
Bead: Small tungsten
Body: Three phase wire insulation fiber.
Thread and Collar: Blk Gordon Griffith 14/0
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