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Booby tied by Joe HardFly Type: Attractor Pattern
, Target Species: Trout
, Recommended Region: Eastern Canada
, Material List:
Here is the pattern I have from The Canadian Fly Fisher Magazine article by Paul Marriner. Oct./Nov., 03 issue. I made some modifications to suit the materials I have.
Glue, Zap a gap, crazy glue or super glue.
Hook; wet fly 8-12
Thread; 6/0 uni or heaver to attach the foam
Eyes; foam of any colour or glue on doll eyes to foam. Here I drilled out a flip flop with a .22 shell any small block or foam bead can be used and trimmed to shape, foam dowel. etc.
Tail flash/marabou, pheasant tail, hackle barbs, etc.
Rib optional depends on body material.
Body; chenille, crystal chenille, dubbing, herl, tinsel, floss, etc.
Wing, flash, marabou, c.d.c., Anton, poly pro, etc.Tying Instructions:
Attach thread just behind the eye and wrap the hook shank to bend and back. Take a couple of wraps rearward and attach foam, with several figure 8's. Add glue to secure the foam to shank. Trim foam to equal amounts on either side of shank. About 13 mm, when finished. let Dry and add tail, body. When a wing is desired attach it first and allow it to hang out over the hook eye. (It should be about a shank length beyond the bend). Then draw it through and tie down behind the foam.
top water or as designed to be fished with a sinking line, and a slow hand twist retrieve on the drop and then a fast hand twist retrieve with pauses and raising and lowering the rod. A fast retrieve with pauses will also work so will mid depth retrieves. This fly will shake as it tried to float mimicking a buzzer, bloodworm or emerging midge before it ascends to the surface. This fly can also be used for bass and panfish