Eel for Lucas P.
Tied by: Bill Trublubug Southeastern PA, US
Bill Trublubug

Bill Trublubug
2 months ago

Something I thought up after suggesting using an eel pattern for Striped bass. It’s pure daydream but who knows? Lots of flex as you see. A full 11” long (suppose you could make any length you wanted). Despite being long, it’s actually very light weight as the body is made from a single piece of “Sweet Puff” yarn from the craft store. I’ll post materials if anyone can stop laughing long enough to ask. ?

Jon Redwine
2 months ago

Like it a lot Bill!!

Bill Trublubug
2 months ago

@infinity flies Hi Lucas. Had a few minutes at the bench today and thought about the “eel” suggestion I posted on your striper photo. Here is a daydream for you to look at and get a laugh or two. I know some fellows who do really well on striped bass using latex tubing lures trolled behind the boat. They just thread the spinning line through a section of 3/8 to 1/2 “ OD latex tubing and add some hooks. Fish them trolled off a cannonball downrigger.

Bill Trublubug
2 months ago

Total improvisation here Jon but thanks. Had suggested to Lucas the use of Magnum Dragontails as eel imitations. Sometimes I wonder what’s “wrong” with my brain. LOL

Jon Redwine
2 months ago

I like the profile. We have olive colored stream lamprey here. That would be a perfect representation.

Bill Trublubug
2 months ago

Never thought about a lamprey @jredwine I see where you are coming from. A better lamprey than an eel.

Lucas Ace Poltorak
2 months ago

Awesome I’ll tie one and post it when I have time

Bill Trublubug
2 months ago

@infinity flies Do you need a photo of the yarn I used Lucas? It was a piece from the skein about 24” long and twisted so it doubled upon itself. The twisted yarn gets tied on to the hook shank as a tail after weaving a length of fly line backing (for the stinger hook attachment) through the cross over points of the twisted yarn.

Michael hackwith
2 months ago

like it bill

Carson Kessler
21 days ago

How long does it take you to make one

Bill Trublubug
21 days ago

@Kessler . This is actually very quick and easy Carson. Just twist the 24” of yarn (along with a slightly longer section of flyline backing ) in a hemostat and then allow it to twist up on itself to get the main body. Attach both ends of the twisted yarn to the hook shank as a tail. Build up the shank of the hook with another section of the same yarn (not twisted on itself, just wrapped around shank). Pull the flyline backing out of the twisted end (tail) of the fly at a point you desire and add the stinger hook. Tie in the marabou feathers at the very end of the tail. Add eyes and it’s done. Not much to it really.

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