Brent Dawson of Warpath Flys sends us the unique inspiration behind his “Stimulus” series flies:
The fly shown is from rooster fishing in La Paz Mexico. The fish seemed to like red and white with some contrast and then the idea hit me: Every flag color on the earth but ours is fished these days and it sucks. To fix this problem I decided to come up with what is now called the Warpath “Stimulus” series, and they are designed to be a kick in the pants to the fish. Each one has a distinct action and rides a precise area in the water column. Maybe the fish are triggered by the convoluted color pattern, who knows. Remember, these colors don’t fade!
Brent also felt compelled to send this portrait along: