straw boss


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straw boss

A subordinate boss, a worker who supervises other workers as well as performing regular duties. For example, Jim was pleased when he was promoted to straw boss. This term alludes to the person's position as a straw man, that is, a front or cover for the real boss and of only nominal importance. [Late 1800s]
See also: boss, straw

straw boss

n. a foreman; anyone who is second in command. I don’t mind being a straw boss as long as they pay me.
See also: boss, straw
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Most often I use floating lines when fishing the Straw Boss, but an intermediate line is a good idea on windy days or when presenting the fly in swifter currents.
Like building a barn, tying the Straw Boss successfully depends on starting with a solid foundation.
The Straw Boss is made from two bunches of bucktail--the second one represents the wing color and the lower part of the tail.
This fly takes a little patience to tie and fish properly, but if you put the Straw Boss in charge, I think you will see some serious results.