Freezing rain here today. Treacherous outdoors. Something to pass the time. Saw something like this on the net and modified the entire pattern. Tied this on a Gamakatsu 3/0 Offset shank worm hook.
40# mono for the spinnerbait wire. Max Zonker strip, round rubber legs, dumbbell eyes, black holographic tinsel around hook then body fur and finally cactus type chenille at head. Silver and red micro thin flashabou for spinner imitation.
Hi Ken, wish I could answer your first question but this was just a way to pass a bit of time so I've not fished this fly. I wouldn't expect a tangle issue as the mono is pretty stiff stuff and the micro flashabou is ultra thin. If the weather ever turns here, I've got a number of flies to test in the water. I can certainly eliminate any tangling by increasing the strength of the mono used This was 40#.
I don't have a hook in the spinner blade imitation. Initially, I thought about a stinger hook for the main worm hook. Lots of my spinning buddies add a stinger by slipping a smaller second hook over the barb of the main hook. If you wanted to shorten up that Zonker strip, I don't see why you couldn't dress one with something like marabou and crystal flash and then you would really have everything but the Kitchen Sink in the pattern.
Hi Matt. Slip the mono in the vise and tie in the flashabou as if on a hook shank. Remove from vise, hold mono so flash reverses (flops over tie in point). Melt mono that was in the vise to form a ball/eye so the flash can't slip off. If the tied on flashabou still slides on mono, you can add a drop of superglue. All this is done before heat setting the 90 degree bend in the mono. If your mono is as stiff as mine, just bend the 90 using a pliers. Not sure that this pattern is anything useful, just something to play with.
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