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Rainy Day Rattler - Tube Flies tied by letumgoFly Type: Epoxy
, Target Species: Freshwater Bass
, Recommended Region: Northeast US
, Imitation: General Baitfish
, Material List:
White 6/0 Uni-thread
Plastic Tube Fly Tubing
1/8" Diam. Flexi-cord (Black/Pearl) - (Feather Craft sells this material)
McClean Std. Bar Died Zonker Strips (White/Black)
Glass Rattle (micro and small)
Danville 4 strand floss
3/16 inch diameter 3D Stick-on eyes (Holographic eyes by Hairline)
5 minute epoxyTying Instructions: Presentation Tips:
Cast and retrieve to imitate a fleeing baitfish/minnow. This fly looks very realistic in the water.
The fly is rather heavy to cast, I would recommend using at least a 5 wt rod.
Note - the fly actually sinks very slowly. When it is fished with a floating line, it rides about a foot under the surface when it is stripped in. If you are fising deeper water, you may want to use a wet tip or full sink line to get the fly deeper.