View Full Version : PT Cruiser/Dead Bug

03-08-2009, 02:13 AM
Dead Bug!



Yea, my skills on the vise are unreal! Tied that Matel look-a-like in about an hour! LMAO!

caught 108
03-08-2009, 03:03 AM
That may be the thread that broke this camels back.Ive not tied any for a few years now,I think I'll dig out my stuff and see what all Ive forgot about tying flys.

03-08-2009, 05:10 PM
Ok...PT...as in Pheasant Tail...Man...way over my head.

Gerry Romer
03-09-2009, 12:07 AM
This just frosts my butt!

This is exactly how the younger generation is screwing up this venerable old sport of fly fishing! They think they know it all!!

They'll take a tried and true secret family recipe - handed down for generations - and the next thing you know they're trying to shove something at you that's just all flash and no dash. Oh sure, it's bright and shiny and even looks all fast and sleek... but that's not what the original was designed for.

I mean.... orange?? That might work in the Fall or maybe in the surf off Pensacola. But here, in East Tennessee, we value tradition. It may be drab and unexciting, but it works.

And we all know that if it ain't broke, don't fix it!

Now that I've gotten that rant out of my system, I thought you all deserved to see the "original" PT Cruiser that I was tying when my son was still in diapers!

Please scroll down.

Now THIS is what a real PT Cruiser is supposed to look like!


03-09-2009, 01:13 AM
I'm only laughing at this because you giggled when you said you saw my post on the PT....and I wondered what it was all about. Then the later conversation while you were at WalMart...undoubtably buying that Matel Cruiser along with a few new Sharpie Pens to jazz it up and make it spiffy! Why do I have this sick feeling this is going to start some new sick fad. Folks stay away from your children's toy boxes.

I'm sickened with the fact that you actually wasted $3.50 to make me look like a fool. I'm not quite sure if I'm upset about the money spent on making me look like a fool, probably just the fact that it worked <shakes head in disbelief>! On a brighter note, it's probably going to be the best $3.50 you've spent in a long time!

For you folks on here younger than me you'll learn sooner or later not to mess with your dad!

I leave to go pout now! Thanks dad,

~Your son

03-09-2009, 09:09 AM
I am having a hard time thinking how to respond to this thread...

Gerry Romer
03-09-2009, 11:30 AM
I am having a hard time thinking how to respond to this thread...

Just add water.


03-09-2009, 01:09 PM
I suspect that it would fish somewhat like an emergent sparkle pupa. Depending on how it landed on the water would determine if it trapped air or not. If it trapped some air it would probably float for a bit. Other wise you could always fish it on the swing....

Gerry Romer
03-10-2009, 12:02 AM
The real problem though seems to be the air in the tires -- darn thing keeps rolling over on its back! Maybe if I over-inflate the tires I can get it to hang in the surface film. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... an idea is born!

03-10-2009, 09:22 PM
Daniel....PLEASE don't start to sell Hot Wheels at LRO :biggrin:

03-11-2009, 12:46 PM
Make a good anchor fly for a Czech nymph rig :biggrin:

Gerry Romer
03-11-2009, 11:44 PM
Make a good anchor fly for a Czech nymph rig :biggrin:

Actually, I use a Yugo for that setup.:cool:

03-12-2009, 01:16 AM
You know it seems like you've been posting on this forum forever and yet you only have, as of this post, 197 post! I guess for me it's just all of your post's are simplistic and very memorable ones! You crack me up, and we all need to hit the river together sometime!