Updated Version 2.0
I don't know if ya'll remember the original pattern but the concept was to create a simple, DURABLE baitfish pattern that could be fished in FRESH and SALT water for any species of fish.
Some problems with the first draft ...
1. Getting the hook to invert on a consistent basis. Even with the lead weight on the top of the hook shank the fly would sometimes refuse to flip.
2. Covering the underbody was a hassle.
So, the new version is built a bit different.
First, I decided to try out the tungsten scud bodies. This was a quick, simple way to get the fly to turn over and ride hook point up. However, before I superglued the body I tied in the tail. The tail can be whatever you want, in this case white saddle hackles. After the tail was tied in I covered the body in brushable superglue. Before the glue dries I sprinkled glitter over the underbody. This creates a sparkly underbody that shines through the finished fly. This also allows the ability to add red for a bleeding underbody or any other color you want. Next the eyes went on. Finally fill in the gaps between the eyes with Clear Cure Goo.
The fly might not look much different but the techniques make it much quicker to tie. Also, I am very confident in the ability of the fly to ride hook up.
Here it is ...
All the best,