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: Simple slider (swap entry)

Dble Haul
02-03-2004, 07:57 PM
My deer hair swap flies have been done for awhile, but it's time to get them into the archive...

Hook: Mustad 3366, size 2/0
Thread: Yellow, 3/0
Tail support: Chartruese bucktail
Tail flash: 4 strands each of copper and peacock krystal flash
Tail: One matched pair each of yellow hackle and chartruese grizzly hackle
Collar: Spun yellow deer hair
Head: Spun and trimmed yellow deer hair

This fly seems to fish better when it gets a bit water logged and rides an inch or two under the surface. It still pushes a wake and the strikes are still very visual, but for whatever reason in my experience it fishes better "wet". For that reason, I don't treat it to float (but your mileage may vary).

02-05-2004, 08:53 PM
Cool -- can't wait to test it!

If my memory is correct (I didn't search the archives), you posted a recipe for a similar fly with an olive and yellow head?


Dble Haul
02-06-2004, 07:42 AM
You might be thinking of the perch slider. That one is very similar, and has alternating bands of yellow and green deer hair.