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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Silent Bob

Silent Bob Strikes Again

So back in January of this year I was down in the Fly Tying Dungeon cranking out streamers, like usual, when old Silent Bob aka my room mate aka Josh Mena aka my little bro comes rolling in. We talked a bit about various streamer actions and this streamer was the results of that conversation. I felt it was appropriate to give Josh some credit so the pattern was named after his newly appointed nickname, given to him by Curtis. So that's the story of the name, but would it catch fish?

Fast forward a couple days and we found ourselves on some local water. After some testing, we found out this thing hunts! It's pretty obvious that wedge trimmed deer hair heads give a fly a killer action, but to me, the combination of a deer hair head and "Belly-Scratcher"weighting is really what takes the action to another level. I'm sure i'll be implementing this combo into some future patterns!

Like most patterns, this one has gone thru a few variations and started with a polar chenille gill-pack (like seen in the above trouts mouth). Since then, I have moved to using red Ice Dub and Senyo's Predator Wrap. This combo gives me the blood red flash I find successful in so many patterns and I feel it is a trigger for many fish. While this is a fairly long tie for a single hook streamer, it's a lot of fun to tie. So get yourself a Premo Deer Strip, or 14, and tie some up!





This pattern is great in other color combos aswell. Just sub out the Magnum Rabbit for another color, along with the deer hair and eyes. One of my go to color combos is: Brown Barred Ginger Magnum rabbit, Golden Brown Deer Premo Strip and Super Pearl Eyes.

~Brandon

Material List

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Hook: Gamakatsu B10S - 1 - 25 Pack     
Thread: Veevus GSP - White - 150 Denier     
Articulation Wire: Articulation Wire     
Belly: Ice Dub - UV Pearl     
Beads: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Gold - 3/16" (4.6mm)     
Tail: Brown Barred Magnum Rabbit Strips - Olive     
Gill Pack pt.1: Ice Dub - Red     
Gill Pack pt.2: Senyo's Barred Predator Wrap - Barred UV     
Head: Premo Deer Hair Strips - Olive     
Eyes: Fluorescent Fly Eyes - Fl. Orange - 1/4" (6.3mm)     
UV Resin: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)     
UV Resin Finish: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow     



Other tools from the tutorial:
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool     
Wire Flush Cutters     
Peak Hex Hair Stacker - Magnum     
SF Fugly Packer - Original     
Fly Tyer's Z-Ment     
Griffin Montana Mongoose Vise     

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