I think you will find this deadly effective. I’m assuming it’s a tail from a bass plastic? I made a similar fly with the wiggle tail and (long story short) it caught huge fish I must have been missing all season with smaller flies without wiggle tails. The tail will most likely get bit off eventually but don’t fret, it will fish well probably without (which worked for me) or I just would quickly place a new tail onto the hook and try my best to get it to sit right with minimal effort. If you are a fly fisher and have stayed away from bass plastics, I highly recommend it. Use the weight it adds to your advantage (ie. maybe don’t do the bead head, lead wraps or shot).
Glad to see fellow fly fishers utilizing the dark side of the force! Add some scent to the fly itself and you got yourself a ticket to fly fishing hell, but I call it heaven.
@Madhatter Thanks for the comments Vinny. This tail is actually a specially designed tail developed by a guy name Paolo Pacchiarini. Unlike regular soft plastic tails, they are made of a rubbery coated woven-textured material, so they still move well but are designed to be durable. Lots of pike fly fisherman use them and they hold up to a lot of fish. I tied these on a fast attachment clip so I can change out to different tails or when one eventually gets damaged.
When it comes to big game fishing like pike, I don't mind breaking the rules haha, it's not exactly traditional fly fishing in the first place. To tell you the truth I'm not one for always sticking to the rules even with trout fishing, I regularly troll flies on sinking lines for trout. I caught my biggest rainbow that way and have no shame.
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