Predator fly tying expert Dave Lindsay continues his illustrated saltwater lure series with another great mimic pattern.
The bucktail baitfish is quick to tie and is effective in the salt water environment throughout the world. This is a 5 inch version but it can be tied in any size or combination of colours to suit local conditions.
Basic Materials Required
- 5/0 long shanked Aberdeen
- Fluoro orange thread
- Clear mono thread
- White bucktail
- Pearl flashabou
- Green flashabou
- 7mm Orvis Jurassic eye (red)
- 5 min epoxy
Tie in a few wraps of fluoro orange thread and add a spot of varnish, start your tying from the gape of the hook forward.
The finished fly
Alternative colours of lures tied using the same method.
When wet the finished fly is a perfect imitation of a small bait fish that is hard for predatory species to resist.