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: Surface fly swap

03-10-2005, 02:02 PM

Hook: Mustad 34011 3/0
Head: Edgewater Boilermaker
Eyes: Stick on prismatic
Hackle: Blood red cock
Tail: Chartreuse over white bucktail
Flash: Gold holgraphic

Heads finished with a couple of coats of Loon hardhead.

Dble Haul
03-10-2005, 02:04 PM
Nice flies Adrian. They look like they could tempt strikes from a variety of fish.

What species do you use them the most for, and in what situation?

03-10-2005, 03:08 PM
The edgewater heads make a terrific racket when popped :lildevl: so I would use one as a search pattern especially early season saltwater. Standard technique is a few pops and then let the fly sit or drift until the disturbance dies down (the old warmwater rule-of-thumb, wait until the "rings" have dissipated).

They also work well when retrieved slowly. I'm not sure how the heads will hold up to bluefish strikes - maybe more than one hit with the loonhead finish?

I would also toss one in warmwater for lunker largemouth and pike. :smokin: