Another idea you could try is to tie the fly using a piece of thick wire through the body instead of a hook. Then once the fly is tied, twist the wire through the eye of a hook so the point rides up. Tie a hackle feather around the shaft of the hook before this to aid in it staying up in the water to prevent snags and the hackle will help it rides over things. A big stiff hackle is best. Great fly in really weedy conditions, can be used through milfoil and pads.
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