We really can't think of a single thing about this that isn't slightly distasteful in these tough times -- not to say cruel. But still, we love how Frenchie artist Hubert Duprat found his way into the super-macho Field & Stream mag, of all places, and we love a bit of flashy, bejeweled sculpture.
And of course, it all makes sense: Duprat takes caddisfly larvae, strips them of their protective casings and then drops various precious materials in with them. The suddenly homeless larvae use the gold and jewels to make new casings. And of course Field & Stream's readers are out hunting, shooting and fishing -- so they know a thing or two about lures and caddisfly larvae.
Whether these gauche yet fascinating little pieces find their way on to the mantelpieces of the nation's most hetero fishermen is another matter. But surely there's some homo sportsmen out there who would hand over a small fortune for one?