The Twist Solution
Tied by: Bill Trublubug Southeastern PA, US
Bill Trublubug

Bill Trublubug
2 months ago

I’ve been asked by a number of folks about leader/tippet twist issues when fishing propeller blade flies. My answer has always been a small barrel swivel inserted between the tippet attached to the fly (black marker) and the leader (red marker).

Here’s a photo that’s worth a thousand words.

Bill Trublubug
2 months ago

Thanks to Tyson Grose for the chartreuse and black inspiration. @MadMolar

cole pollock
2 months ago

Beautiful rig Bill!

Connor Bartel
2 months ago

Can it cast on a 6 wt?

Bill Trublubug
2 months ago

Hi @ConnorBartel Even wet and soggy, these cast on less than a 6 Conner. Whatever rod you currently use to cast a cone head bugger will work for these. The two beads and the prop are small and add little weight. Please recall that while these prop flies tied in Bugger fashion are similar to other prop patterns I’ve posted, they are still prototypes. The previous props have been fish getters and I suspect these will be too but I’ve no actual experience with them.

Tyson Grose
2 months ago

Looks great! @trublubug

Bill Trublubug
2 months ago

@MadMolar Thanks

Michael
1 month ago

I’m gonna go experiment, with your idea... tiny swivel maybe .... use in the application of regular wet flies...will it work? I’ll report

Bill Trublubug
1 month ago

I’ll be anxiously awaiting your results. Love experiments @Michaeltakesthegun

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