I hate losing flies to the rocks, though it makes little sense. I have drawers full of flies - and it isn't like I sell them. So why is it such a bummer to bust one off? I don't know. And it always seems like its the fanciest ones that most like the rocks (I lost a fancy married winged fly a couple days ago and am still bummed). I feel your pain. I will say this though - I spend more time fussing with leaders and knots having lost flies with far less pull than a steelhead would cause. So I guess there is a good side to losing flies.
I'd call that Fishy-Sexy
Kori and GP rolled into one fly ... damn right that's sexy
That is a great design and talented tying ... your putting the ideas to the irons man, I love it !! And quite envious ... all my tying stuff is barricaded behind stuff since my eldest daughter moved back in with us.
You've done your share of river sacrifices my friend ... ease up on the tips or increase your casting angles brother
All these flies you have shown us lately are much worthy of tugs and fish and we keep hearing they all have been stolen by the river.
Just razzin' ya my brother
Lost flies happen, I've had my share but I continue to donate as well ......