Hook - 3XL, 2XH streamer hook-sz. 2 or 4
Thread - Clear mono or 210 denier white
Dumbbell Eyes - silver, brass 11/64 tied as far forward as possible
Lead wire - 0.015 4-6 wraps directly behind brass eyes
Tail - white marabou, pearl/silver polar flash
Body - medium pearl estaz and white + white barred rubber or silicone legs
1.) white - 2 on each side
2.) White barred - 2 on each side
Head - Fabric paint coats in order:
1.) solid silver on top
2.) red on bottom
3.) silver glitter top coat over solid silver
4.) pearl flitter top coat over red
*allow adequate dry time before applying top coats
5.) add fabric paint eyes
*If you would like to learn how to make fabric paint eyes on dumbbell eyes click the button below.
These are easy to tie and catch a variety of fish! Less time at the vice equals more time on the water! The fabric paint adds durability and permanent color to your fly. Make sure that the rubber legs are clipped shorter so they are not fouling when you are on the water. Allow the fabric paint to fully dry before fishing! If you want to learn how to attach dumbbell eyes to your flies, click the button below.
This fly is easy to fish because you can do a lot of different things with it. Swing it, strip it, hop, twitch, and jig it! It is meant to be fished like a jig and the marabou is the key player here. When you jig this fly, the nose points straight down allowing the tail to stick up facing any potential fish. The marabou moves while the fly sits still which is why this fly is so deadly. The brass eyes also keep the hook point riding up in the water preventing snags as much as possible. Get out and target bass with this fly and I know you will catch fish!