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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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