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Flashabou Boatman

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Fly Type: General Freshwater,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: Central Canada,
Imitation: Ants/Beetles,
Material List:
3/0 or 6/0 brown or black thread
size 12-14 wet/nymph hook of your choice
small diameter cream, tan, or white chenille or yarn
brown or black flashabou
Tying Instructions: Tie on about 6 strands of brown flashabou at the rear of hook. Tie the strands on at the center of the strands and tie the forward strands back. That leaves you with 12 strands of flashabou pointing towards the rear.
Tie in the chenille or yarn and wrap to the front.
Tie it off and bring the flashabou forward over the body to form a shell.
Clip all the flashabou stubs except two or three on each side of the fly. The flashabou stubs you leave will also
form the flashy legs.
Wrap the head and tie off.
Clip the flashabou legs to length and bend them slightly if you wish.
Cement the flashabou shell a few times along with the head and you're done.
Presentation Tips: Made this a year ago and it is deadly when the boatmen are around. The flashabou shell and legs give this one a lot of flash and a look of air trapped on it's body.
Short jerks and pauses for the retrieve.

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