Saturday, 10 January 2009

Perch things.

If I can find some open water I want to give it a try for perch and zander. After playing around with a barred golden olive rabbit strip I came up with these variants. They are very simple "minute flies".

The first is a long shank #6 hook with a gold tungsten bead head, and a peach crystal egg. The rabbit strip is tied in as a tail, then wound forward as a hackle.

The second has a #2 saltwater hook and gold bead chain eyes tied in on top. On the reverse side a rabbit strip is pierced on the hook and a body of orange Estaz Petite is wound in. The remaining strip is pulled over the body and tied in at the eyes. A "muddler head" of olive ram's wool finishes off th fly.