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Pink Wonder, Junior

tied by Steve S
Fly Type: Inverted Hook,
Target Species: Freshwater Bass,
Recommended Region: Other,
Imitation: General Baitfish,
Material List:
Pink and white bucktail - you want light pink, not hot or cerise; strive to match the color of Uni 3/0 pink thread.
Pink thread - Uni 3/0 pink is just the right shade. Sometimes it seems to matter; othertimes not.
Pink Crystal Flash
Black brass hourglass style Clouser eyes: mini or extra small
Regular #6 straight-eye hook
Tying Instructions: Cover front 2/3 of hook shank with a thread layer.

Tie eyes on top of hook about 1/3 of the way from hook eye to bend.

Invert hook in vise (point up).

Tie on a bunch of white hair, 2-4 strands of flash, clump of pink hair.

Lefty recommends that small "Clousers" like this be tied with all of the hair tied in at the head. He says the hair can achieve more action like this, and it works for me. Also, although the fly can be tied with a variety of alternative materials, in my experience, as you move away from bucktail the fly moves away from being "a wonder" that works great to being just another fly that sometimes works.
Presentation Tips: Fish like any streamer, ideally, swimming it right over the bottom unless the fish are obviously feeding higher in the water column. Short, sharp strips for retrieve.

This fly vacuums up smallmouths, and is great for largemouths when vegetation conditions permit. Also, it's good for skimming over the seagrass in skinny saltwater conditions. However, for most saltwater fishing I use a larger version, "Pink Wonder Senior" (see pattern on this Forum) tied with same colors but more like a regular Clouser. The two versions between them have accounted for 55 species, so far.

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