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"The Fat Boy"
by Peter Morse

The Fat Boy

Fly tying is an illusionary skill; we’re out to create an illusion of life. But illusion can extend beyond just the appearance of life in a fly...


...The need to create a bulky profile without weight has been an ongoing exercise, testing the minds and skills of many generations of fly tyers...

<i>Lates calcarifer</i>

Oct '07

Peter Morse's cheeks are the strongest ever known to mankind. Forever trying to keep the flash of his smile from spooking fish, he moderates The Board's saltwater forum between fishing trips.

This article first appeared in Fly Angler (, an australian magazine devoted to saltwater fly fishing and fly fishing for Australian native species in the freshwater.


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