This pattern has obvious potential in saltwater, but I was able to take a few pike on it last year when herring were present locally in the CT River. It's a deceiver style tied with long hackles for the base of the tail, and sparse marabou for cheeks (not as heavy as a grocery pattern).
Hook: Mustad C705D, 2/0
Thread: Light blue, 3/0
Tail base: Long white bucktail
Tail flash: Sparse pearl flashabou
Tail: 3 pair of hackles, added in this order:
Short light blue
Short grizzly dark blue
Cheeks: Sparse pink marabou
Lower wing: Light blue bucktail
Wing flash: Sparse pearl flashabou
Upper wing: Dark blue bucktail
Wing topping: Peacock swords
Throat: Sparse white bucktail
Gills: Sparse red bucktail
Head: 5 minute epoxy, followed by Hard as Nails
This pattern will get much more use this season when the herring are around.
is that you entry for the swap?
It could be.....I tied a few dozen of these to fill a recent order, but I have several other types completed as well.
Mark, I really like that one... I don't know if it's the camera but nice subtle colors for the herring and big too!
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