Martin B Meatwagon
Tied by: Bill Trublubug Southeastern PA, US
Bill Trublubug

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

Thanks to Martin Burch for the several inspirations that led to this one. It incorporates material Martin introduced me too, the post of his CB Stocker fly, the meal ticket fly pattern, and an idea or two of my own. Looking forward to trying this one out Martin. It's articulated and the link material is 20# fly line backing.

Rear hook: size 12 treble with bottom point removed so the remaining points ride up
Tail: Marabou
Beads: red glass craft beads (5) strung on the fly line backing.
Front Hook: size 6 3XL
Body: white floss with evenly spaced turns of flat silver tinsel
Back: white Zonker strip tied in at both hook barb and behind conehead.
Collar: Boa yarn
Beard: red marabou
Weight: brass conehead.

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

As you see Martin, I kept the color scheme similar to the CB Stocker. I'll have to see what the winter stocked trout think of them.

Matt Hawkins
4 years ago

what can you tell me about the boa yarn? I would like to try it

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

It's made by a knitting yarn maker called Bernat and is available in craft stores and fabric shops. I had a tough time finding it right before the holidays but suspect that was due to many purchases to make Christmas gifts. Just ask the sales person for Bernat boa yarn. Hope this helps Matt. Hope Santa was good to you.

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

Another way to go although much more expensive is CCT Body Fur available at places like Barlows. This used to be called Sapp's Body Fur when first introduced. Guess they were taken over. The only difference besides price is the inclusion of some small amount of flash material in the CCT. you can add that to the boa yarn tie if you want.

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

When the Sapp's stuff came out I bought some in black and used it to make Madtom or Mudcat imitations. If I still have any in my boxes, I'll post a photo for you Matt.

Matt Hawkins
4 years ago

Thanks for the info bill! I had some ideas for how I could use it

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

Can't wait to see your creations.

Martin Burch @flyfishfans
4 years ago

You have to let me know how this fishes! Looks like a perfect attractional minnow pattern.

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

Pretty much a downsized for trout (stickers) meal ticket pattern Martin. Just using the colors of the CB Stocker you posted.

Matt Hawkins
4 years ago

Can you cut on the boa yarn at all like wool to form heads?

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

Yes you can Matt. The "eyelash" part of the yarn trims just like deer hair or EP fibers.

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

Will do Martin. I have two versions to test. The one like the photo and another that's closer to the meal ticket pattern where the Zonker is lashed to the trailing hook. Limited bath tub testing shows the one in the photo to be better articulated (more movement). Will let the fish decide.

Matt Hawkins
4 years ago

That's exciting to me that you can cut on it. I've always wanted to know what material Enrico Puglisi uses for streamer brushes so I could make my own

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