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/ marabou / Minnow / peacock herl / rattle /
tied by chemprof2001
Fly Type: General Saltwater,
Target Species: Sea Trout,
Recommended Region: Southeast US,
Imitation: General Baitfish,
Hook: Mustad 92611 size 2 to 1/0 with offset straightened
Thread: to match color scheme
Body: Two pieces of the soft side of Velcro
Wing: 4-6 peacock herls
Eyes: 3D adhesive eyes
(Optional: glass worm rattle)
Tying Instructions: Cut two pieces of the soft side of adhesive-backed Velcro available in white, black & tan), and sandwich the hook shank between the two pieces of Velcro (if you are putting in a worm rattle sandwich it between the Velcro above the hook shank). Trim the Velcro to the desired baitfish shape using a sharp scissors. If you use white Velcro, you can decorate the Velcro using Prismacolor or Sharpie permanent markers to match various baitfish as desired. Mount the fly in the vise. At the bend of the hook and the end of the body, tie in a tail of marabou. Tie off and cut the thread and coat the wrappings with head cement. Reattach the thread at the head of the fly, and tie in a wing of 4 to 6 peacock herls. Tie off, cut the thread and coat the wrappings with head cement. Apply the 3D adhesive eyes.
Presentation Tips: All action must be provided by the retrieve. The fly is a slow-sinking fly which should sit like a fish in the water. Retrieves should seek to imitate an injured baitfish with darting actions, pauses and essentially very little rhythm. The fly is quite durable. Some claim that the Velcro may give an advantage with toothy fish, which might get their teeth breifly entangled in the soft Velcro.
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