Mini Articulated Trout Slider

Cheech - May, 2019

One day in the fly shop I was playing show and tell with a customer, and I was showing him a box of sliders that I was going to take to Argentina. His comment was "Where are all the Cheech Leeches.." I really didn't have a good answer for him, because it's an awesome fly to fish, but I had to let him in on my secret that the gold Articulated Trout Slider is, and has been my best streamer since it came off my vise. Another reason I had chosen to go slider heavy is because I can tie them about twice as quickly as I can tie a Cheech Leech. Yes, with the deer hair head and everything. Even though I typically don't fish articulated flies much in lakes, the gold slider has found its way Kilo and a HOG onto my line quite a bit when fishing lakes. It's violent side to side action and undulating body make it impossible for a predator to resist. Josh (Kilo J) and I were on the lake today and he absolutely put on a clinic on how to fish a slider in a lake by implementing a jerk-strip presentation followed by a pause. Many times they would crush it on the strip, and others they would eat it as it was paused and turned to the side so as to "look the fish in the eye." By the way, if you can find a fly that turns completely around to face whatever is following it when you pause... FISH THAT FLY. Kilo caught lots of cutts on the slider, and a few HOGS. We have a few different slider videos, and this pattern is a mix between the original color of THIS video, but follows the sizing and sequence of tying of the video below. I also posted a One final note... THE DEER HAIR ISN'T THAT HARD... Sorry for the all caps, but this one is definitely worth trying, and it's a great pattern to hone and practice your deer hair skills. Scroll all the way down to see the new recipe.

Material List
  • Hook: Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper - 2
  • Hook: Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook - 4
  • Eyes: BallZeyes - Red - Large (3/16" / 5 mm)
  • Tail: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Bleached White
  • Tail: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Tan
  • Wire: Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire - Black - Regular
  • Body: Ice Dub - Gold
  • Head: Nature's Spirit Deer Belly Hair - White
  • Head: Nature's Spirit Deer Belly Hair - Tan
  • Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier - White
  • Thread: Veevus GSP - Black - 200 Denier
  • Tools Used: Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner, Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool, Peak Hex Hair Stacker Magnum, Double Edge Razor Blades, Fly Tyer's Z-Ment,
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Ice Dub
Ice Dub
Ice Dub

Ice Dub

$3.50
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou

Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou

$3.95
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

$9.50
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

$2.99
Veevus GSP
Veevus GSP

Veevus GSP

$4.25
Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook
Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook

Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook

$5.50
Nature's Spirit Deer Belly Hair
Nature's Spirit Deer Belly Hair
Nature's Spirit Deer Belly Hair
Nature's Spirit Deer Belly Hair
Nature's Spirit Deer Belly Hair

Nature's Spirit Deer Belly Hair

$4.50
Fly Tyer's Z-Ment
Fly Tyer's Z-Ment

Fly Tyer's Z-Ment

$7.95
Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner
Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner

Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner

$17.99
BallZeyes
BallZeyes

BallZeyes

$5.50
Double Edge Razor Blades
Double Edge Razor Blades

Double Edge Razor Blades

$2.50
Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper
Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper

Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper

$7.50
Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire
Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire

Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire

$6.50
Peak Hex Hair Stacker Magnum
Peak Hex Hair Stacker Magnum

Peak Hex Hair Stacker Magnum

$49.99