JLM Special makeover – back to Abaco?
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…
Prototype1 – this albino variant is made by combining arctic fox tail with ginger (yes ginger!) elk…
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