As one of the foremost proponent of the patriotic approach to fly fishing, we owe to ourselves to have something special flywise in order to celebrate the demolition of the Marquis de Sade’s headquarters. Here’s our 14th of July Special: the Robespierre, aptly named after a revolutionary dude who got beheaded as a reward for serving well the Republic by beheading a bunch of other guys.
This audacious creation by Flechemuller the Great is tied on a scaffold, the head is removable. Patriotic and smart. Present it on a tricolor flyline, while humming the Marseillaise, and if the trout refuses it, it’s probably some foreign scum working on invading our precious rivers.