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/ Black / Chartreuse / Flash / Flashabou / Gold Wire / Red / Saddle /

The Glimmer Fly

tied by navigator36
Fly Type: Attractor Pattern,
Target Species: Pike,
Recommended Region: Central Canada,
Imitation: General Baitfish,
Material List:
Hook- Number 2 long shank streamer hook
Thread- 3/0 black uni thread
Tail- Red Krystal hair
Body- Wrapped with root beer Krystal hair and ribbed with gold wire
Hackle- Red saddle
Wing- Dyed pearl chartreuse flashabou combined with
perch flashabou further combined with holographic flashabou
Head- Large gold cone head
Tying Instructions: After you put the cone head on, tie in the red Krystal Flash tail.
Then tie on five strands of root beer Krystal hair and a section of gold wire.
Spin the Krystal hair and wrap it around the body almost to the bead head.
Rib with the gold wire up to the bead head also.
Tie in the Flashabou combination wing and add a small
amount of red saddle hackle in front of it at the base of the cone head.
Tie this off well and cement it behind the cone head.
Push the cone head back over the cemented area
Finish off by wrapping thread at the hook eye at the front of the cone head.
Cement and you're done.

Presentation Tips: On many patterns, flashabou is often covered up or hidden in a mix of marabou or bucktail.
It works well but often does not allow the flashabou to really show itself off like it could in the water.
This is one of my favorite medium sized pike patterns
for sunny days.
It's different in that it's wing is entirely flashabou
which really come to life and flashes.
On retrieve, during the pause, the flashabou strands separate and catch the sunlight.
It attracts pike from quite a distance.

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