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Favorite Flies | Red Hook Fishing

Tarpon Berziker

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  • Hook: stout Gamakatsu or Mustad stainless steel 2- 3/0
  • Thread: tan Uni thread 6/0
  • Tail: chartreuse craft fur with brown barred tan craft fur over top
  • Body: spun natural deer belly with tips collaring the craft fur tail. Ginger / tan grizzly saddle palmered through spun deer body
  • Eyes: mono eyes
  • Weed Guard: 12 or 16 lb mason hard mono if fished in the back-country

Go Crab

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  • Hook: stout Gamakatsu or Mustad stainless steel 2- 3/0
  • Thread: white / tan Uni thread 6/0
  • Body: spun white deer belly. On rear portion of hook tie the deer belly tips in to split the claws. Tie in burned mono eyes over the top of the deer belly. Once claws and eyes are tied in finish the fly by palmering pheasant to the eye of the hook.
  • Tail: 3 to 4 ostrich herl pieces in white / tan, as well as ginger saddle hackle flanked on each side of the deer belly. Marker the tips red with permanent marker
  • Weed Guard: 12or 16 lb mason hard mono if fished in the back-country

Migratory Motion Chartreuse

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  • Hook: stout Gamakatsu or Mustad stainless steel 2- 3/0
  • Thread: white / chartreuse Uni thread 6/0
  • Tail: chartreuse ostrich herl or marabou
  • Body: spun chartreuse deer belly. On rear portion of hook tie the deer belly tips in to collar the tail and prevent fouling
  • Weed Guard: 12or 16 lb mason hard mono if fished in the back-country

Migratory Motion

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  • Hook: stout Gamakatsu or Mustad stainless steel 2- 3/0
  • Thread: white / chartreuse Uni thread 6/0
  • Tail: chartreuse ostrich herl or marabou
  • Body: spun chartreuse and brown / tan deer belly. On rear portion of hook tie the deer belly tips in to collar the tail and prevent fouling
  • Weed Guard: 12or 16 lb mason hard mono if fished in the back-country

Minnow Trap

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  • Hook: Gamakatsu or Mustad stainless steel jig hook with 60 degree bend 2- 3/0
  • Thread: white Uni thread 6/0
  • Body / Tail: lead wrap tied in head area and along under side so hook rides U. Long white buck-tail with sea-foam green buck-tail over. Pearl crystal flash flanked on sides with emu feathers flanked on each side.
  • Eyes: pearl stick on doll eyes with epoxy over
  • Weed Guard: 20 or 16 lb mason hard mono

Red Dot variations

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  • Hook: Gamakatsu or Mustad stainless steel 2- 3/0
  • Thread: brown Uni thread 6/0
  • Tail: white / tan / black ostrich herl barred brown with permanent marker, then rusty red marabou collared over
  • Body: spun deer belly in black / brown / tan with a red deer belly spot tied in on top.
  • Eyes: heavy lead eyes to mini
  • Weed Guard: 20 or 16 lb mason hard mono

Red Dot

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  • Hook: Gamakatsu or Mustad stainless steel 2- 3/0
  • Thread: brown Uni thread 6/0
  • Tail: white ostrich herl barred brown with permanent marker, then rusty red marabou collared over
  • Body: spun widow’s web or Antron yarn with a red spot of same Antron or widow’s web tied in.
  • Eyes: heavy lead eyes to mini
  • Weed Guard: 20 or 16 lb mason hard mono

Back-country Ghost

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  • Hook: Gamakatsu or Mustad stainless steel 2- 3/0
  • Thread: brown Uni thread 6/0
  • Tail: barred gray over white bunny with anti-fouling mono loop tied before rabbit is tied in
  • Body: yellow / red / orange / brown / black crystal chenille with gray schlapen palmered in-front
  • Eyes: gold stick on doll eyes with epoxy over
  • Weed Guard: 20 or 16 lb mason hard mono

Orange Beast

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  • Hook: Gamakatsu or Mustad stainless steel 5/0 – 10/0
  • Thread: 3/0 or Kevlar Uni thread
  • Tail: 4 long barred orange shaplen, with orange crystal flash, orange ostrich herl over shaplen
  • Body: spun deer belly black and orange
  • Eyes: big gold doll eyes gooped in

Red Spoon

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  • Hook: Gamakatsu or Mustad stainless steel 1-3/0
  • Thread: Uni thread 6/0
  • Tail: marabou with copper flash
  • Body: Cooper flash tied merkin style with house hold goop pushed through the flash to give shape, and cut the goop with scissors before it hardens completely to desired shape
  • Eyes: heavy lead eyes to mini
  • Weed Guard: 16 lb mason hard mono

Crib Jiggas

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  • Hook: Gamakatsu or Mustad stainless steel 60 degree jig-hook 4-1/0
  • Thread: tan Uni thread 6/0
  • Body: tan or olive, or white Antron merkin body with pheasant rump wound through rear, as well as burned mono eyes with epoxy over, tied in weed guard style. Round rubber legs wrapped in-between each segment. Marker legs and body to match bottom colors.
  • Eyes: lead eyes mini-heavy
  • Weed Guard: 12 lb mason hard mono

I See You

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  • Hook: Gamakatsu b10s / or Mustad c47sd / or any light wire stainless steel hook 4-1/0
  • Thread: tan / chartreuse Uni thread 6/0
  • Tail: olive craft fur or olive marabou barred gray, as well as burned mono eyes with epoxy over, collar tail with coarse tan grizzly / pheasant to element tail from fowling. Add couple strands of favorite flash.
  • Body: tan / olive Antron merkin body with orange Antron segment wrapped in for rear belly. Bar with permanent marker to match tail.
  • Eyes: lead eyes mini-heavy
  • Weed Guard: 12 lb mason hard mono

 

Bonefish Berzirkers

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  • Hook: Gamakatsu b10s / or Mustad c47sd / or any light wire stainless steel hook 4-1/0
  • Thread: tan / chartreuse Uni thread 6/0
  • Tail: tan craft fur or supplemental hair barred brown / gray with chartreuse craft fur under barred upper, collar tail with coarse tan grizzly / pheasant to element tail from fowling. Add a couple strands of favorite flash.
  • Body: pearl chenille pulled over top tan Antron merkin body. Bar with permanent marker to match tail
  • Eyes: lead eyes mini-heavy
  • Weed Guard: 12 lb mason hard mono

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