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/ Bucktail / Epoxy / Flash / marabou / Red / Yellow /
tied by cornmuse
Fly Type: Bucktails/Deceivers,
Target Species: Freshwater Bass,
Recommended Region: Central US,
Imitation: General Baitfish,
Gamakatsu "bleeding bait" up-eye salmon hook, size 6 to 2
Thread: yellow Flymaster +
Tail: yellow marabou
Flash: red crystal flash, four to six strands
Belly wing: yellow bucktail, sparse
Upper wing: red bucktail, sparse
eyes: red stick-on holographic eyes coated with epoxy
Tying Instructions: Tied like a traditional deciever- tie in a tail of yellow marabou blood plume about 1.5X hook shank length. Wrap a solid yellow thread body and coat with head cement. After cement dries add 4 to 6 strands of red crystal flash extending back as far as the tips of the marabou. Tie in a sparse belly of yellow bucktail. Tie in a sparse wing of red bucktail. Build up a large head and add stick-on eyes. Coat head with 5 minute epoxy.
Presentation Tips: An excellent imitation of a goldfish or immature carp - both are important bait species in almost all midwestern warm-water flows. A great pattern in the fall or early spring when gamefish key in on young-of-the-year baitfish and a bit of color is necessary. I like to fish this with a down-and-across swing on a sinking tip line.
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