|Tail:||Badger Saddle Hackle|
|Body:||Mylar Tubing Over Lead Tape|
|Gill:||Hen Breast Feather|
|Eye:||4.5 mm Solid Plastic Eyes|
Notes on tying:
1. With the hook upside down, fold precut lead tape over hook shank and pinch it onto hook.
2. Slide mylar tubing over the hook and tie in back and front.
3. Take 4 saddle hackle feathers and trim off side next to hook, and super glue it onto the hook (Matuka Style).
4. Add hen breast feathers for gills.
5. Finish off the head and whip finish.
6. Glue on the plastic eyes.
7. Use magic marker to add color.
This is a pattern that Mike Jacobs demonstrated in his fly tying class. It is also described in Bass Flies by Dick Stewart pg. 34. By changing the hackle feathers and coloration you can match a shad, shiner, black nose dace, yellow perch or trout.
Don Lund 4257 Jasper Ave Iowa City, IA 52240