Monday, January 30, 2012
The Beaded Boatman
I started off with centering three small beads on the hook - building up material in front and in the back of the beads.
I then took a small bundle of pheasant tail fibers and secured them behind the last bead. I allowed a small amount of fibers to spray out hoping that it will give the insect a bit more life. After tying off the black tread in the back I moved to the front of the bug.
Not a hard bug to tie at all. In fact, I whipped out quite a few in a very short amount of time. If you look at an actual boatman, this fly is almost spot on and I believe that the beads will pay off while fishing these bugs. Of course this all depends on the fish but I figure if the trout don't like them then the bluegills will eat them up.
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