DEFINITION: ATTRACTOR: An attractor is a set of states (points in the phase space), invariant under the dynamics, towards which neighboring states in a given basin of attraction asymptotically approach in the course of dynamic evolution.
That’s all well and good if you are into chaos theory in applied mathematics, but what I have in mind is flies!
There is not always a hatch to figure out. Even when there is, it often pays to throw something bizarre that will stand out in the crowd. This Saturday the theme is Attractor Flies. These patterns don’t try to imitate a specific bug, but instead incorporate a number of “trigger” features that get reckless fish interested, or are ambiguous enough that a motivated fish is inclined to believe resembles something on the menu.
I will be tying a few well known attractors such as the Prince, some dries like the Royal PMX, and, and a few of the more recent designs such as the Rainbow Prince, Rainbow Warrior, and Chili Pepper streamer.
If you have any doubts about the effectiveness of attractor flies, just look at the past winners of the Jackson Hole “One Fly” contest winners!