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Old 07-08-2008, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know for some purists, this is absurd (immitating spin fishing), but I love to catch big fish and I aint a purist. I am a fisherman!!!

I start with a hook with a 3x shank size 4 is my favorite, even for slightly smaller tie. I will also use 6 and 8. The big hook is nice, especially when you feel the hits, they are not like anything I have felt. Just like a tube jig, the fish barely hit....super they are mouthing the fly.

Next I put on a medium tungsten cone head in gold or silver depending on color of the fly. I add 12 turns of .30 lead wire. It looks like this.

I usually use 2 colors of maribou, but sometimes 3 (only 1 on white). It is best to tie on "layers" of maribou, so each color is cased in by the next color. On this one I tied in the brown maribou first.

Next I tie a layer of ginger around the brown.

Next, tie in a wrap of rubber legs. I use Sili Legs, about 12 of them. They are the same length as the maribou.

The next step uses a material I really dig. It is holographic tinsel. I use gold or silver. This stuff catches light really well. This fly is fished on the bottom, so this stuff really catches any bit of light in deeper water. I tie in about 12 strips that are the same length as the maribou tail.

The last step is to tie in a long piece of Estaz in the appropriate color at the base of the tail. Wrap the estaz forward and tie off at the the head. I really like the pearl olive color. that is what is used in this example.

Here is a box full in different color combos. All of these colors have been affective.

In rivers, I find deep holes. Cast upstream at a 45deg angle. By the time it is perpendiculer, it has usually hit bottom. Super slow short strips inches it accross the bottom. Many times, I have to add a good healthy ball of soft weight to the leader where it meets the fly line. This makes my floating line tip sink. I guess I could just get another spool with sinking tip. I also use this still water with the same set up from shore and a full sink line from the boat.

It has been super fun mastering this fly. I know it is simmilar to several other patterns, but because of the way it is weighted and tied, it is more effective. I will warn, it is very heavy and takes a while to get used to casting it.

I would love to hear input about it and any stories of catching fish. I hope no one takes this post as arrogant. I am truly appreciative of the help I have gotten here and giving back is my only motivation.

Tight lines...Jason
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