The American Garmic
(name derived from MIChael GARnier) is one of a series
of flies I have designed. It has some similarities, as
you can see, to the original design, the Island Garmic.
But I also believe it stands on its own merit.
After the events of September, I felt compelled to
design a fly that would be strong in standing as a
symbol of the American spirit, and something that
accurately represents what I feel to be the best
representation of what it is to be an American: strong
and generous, spirited and above all free.
I think the American Garmic looks
free spirited and clean, nothing overdressed, in its design and
construction. The red, white, and blue shines through, just like the
galant patriotic spirit of the people of the United States.
I think both Garmic patterns are
of sound design and are a little different in the offering they give
as flies. Oddly enough I feel the Island Garmic represents the Rock
so very well, which incidentally is a nickname given to
Michael's "Very First Edition" American
Photos by Peter Frailey
Order of Ingredients:
Hook: Size 6 Mustad 36890
Red 8/0 Uni-thread
Tag: Round gold
Tail: Red hackle fibers trimmed to length
of tag end
Butt: White Ostrich herl, ball
Body: Red floss
White Ostrich herl, same as butt
Blue dyed hackle