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Beadhead Boatman

tied by navigator36
Fly Type: General Freshwater,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: Central Canada,
Imitation: Ants/Beetles,
Material List:
Hook- Straight eye scud or egg hook, size 14-18
Head- Nickel or black bead or appropriate size
Thread- 3/0 to 6/0 cream or tan unithread
Tail- Sparse amount of green or tan Krystal Hair
Back- Permanent black or brown marker
Legs- Thicker single fiber from goose, mallard, or black saddle.
Tying Instructions: After bead is on hook, tie on small amount of Krystal
Hair for tail and trim.
Wrap thread body, cementing three times in between
wrapping. Wrap flush to rear of bead.
Let thread hang and color top of body with marker.
At base of bead, tie in strand of feather leg on each
side and trim.
Tie off with good whip finish at collar and recolor that tie
with the marker again.
Cement body after marker has dried.
Cement two times if needed with a durable cement.
You're done.
Presentation Tips: Fish this one usually in fall when the summer insects have stopped hatching.
This one does sink well and can be fished with a floating fly line, twitching it along, then letting it rest and sink.
It can also be fished deep among the weed beds with a fast sinking fly line.

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