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Water Mocasin

tied by dsaavedra
Fly Type: Poppers/Sliders,
Target Species: Freshwater Bass,
Recommended Region: Northeast US,
Imitation: ,
Material List:
tail: black rabbit strip wit foam glued to skin side.

collar: on or two wraps of rabbit strip.

head: black deer hair.

eyes: red beads glued on top of head.
Tying Instructions: tie on a 4-6 inch tail of rabbit strip, wit the fur side DOWN! make one or two wraps of this strip on the hook for a collar. spin a deer hair head then trim to shape. it should be flat on top and bottom, with the nose curved up like a ski. when viewed from top/bottom the shape of the head should be arrow head shaped. now for the gluing! cut three or more chunks of foam and crazy glue them at various points along the skin side of the tail. experiment with number of pieces of foam and their placement for added movement/action in the water. color these black if they are not already black. next, take a piece of sticky tack used to hang posters and roll the tip to a point. stick this in the hole of a bead to pick it up. put crazy glue on the other side and stick it on the head. repeat for other side.

(the wire in the photo is only used to support the tail for photographic purposes...its not part of the fly)
Presentation Tips: this is a design i found in a book called "Flies for Bass and Panfish" the design is Tom Farmer's. the name "Water Mocasin" is his too.

fish this fly on the surface near lilly pads and shoreline, or any visible cover. let it sit, twitch it a few times, quickly strip it in a foot or so, then repeat. oh yeah....HOLD ON!!!!!

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