Constructive feedback is a wonderful inspirer. Esteemed fellow blogger and author of a stunning Bird book, RH (of rollingharbour.com) painstakingly limited his catch rate on my behalf during his last sojourn in the Abaco Marls. Persisting long after his wiser companions abandoned the JLM Special in favour of their tried and tested stalwarts, RH very kindly gathered all the empirical evidence he needed to tell me the following:
These flies don’t work in Abaco! Not even by accident! (These are my own words – RH is far more generous and polite :-))
RH went on to provide constructive insights to help me refine my approach:
“Basically, much too dark for the waters of Abaco, too bushy, no streamer tail, no sparkle.”
My first creative reaction is to take care of the colour tones…
The streamer tail and addressing the bushy profile is a matter of correcting proportions:
I have no idea what the final design will look like – in the meantime, I thoroughly enjoyed myself in the ongoing pursuit of what Abaco’s bonefish consider a tasty morsel.
Thank you for visiting – I look forward to your return.