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tied by luvinbluegills
Fly Type: Nymphs,
Target Species: Panfish,
Recommended Region: Northeast US,
Hook: size 10 3x long streamer
Thread: Black 6 or 8
Tail: light Brown Marabou (from base of feather)
Abdomen: Gray Sparkle Dubbing
Thorax: Peacock Herl
Wings: White Goose Biots
Head: Peacock Herl
Tying Instructions: Tie in a sparse tail which is about half the length of the body.
Dub about 3/4 up the hook with sparkle dubbing, building a gradually thicker taper.
Go the rest of the way to the eye with about two strands of Peacock Herl.
Tie in two biots with tips reaching the bend of the hook,(or the beginning of the tail; whichever comes first) one on each side but over the back, to form wings.
Tie in two more strands of Peacock for the head, but before beginning to wrap them, tie in your mono eyes using "X" wraps of thread.
Wrap the head, giving good size to create a noticeable head, starting over the tie-in point of the wings, bulking behind the head, and maknig the last two or three passes in "X" fashion following the thread that secured the eyes, and with the final wrap in front of the eyes.
Whip finish and done!
Presentation Tips: This fly works well on Panfish and Trout, with Smallmouth sometimes finding it acceptable. I put this together one night after staring at a Prince Nymph for a little too long, and having earlier that day watched Bluegills attack drowning Caddisflies. I added the tail because, in my opinion, Marabou is always good for motion, and the eyes because I fish lakes a lot, and there are lots of Damsel and Dragonflies in these warm bodies of water.
So far, so good! It's been a very effevtive fly fished with short, jerky strips over weeds and rocks. I'm planning on exploring different color combinations eventually, to see what produces best.
note: the picture is from above the fly
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