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James Wood Bucktail
James Wood Bucktail
Classic smallmouth fly
Published by ohfisherman
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James Wood Bucktail
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Type of fly Streamer or bucktail
Originator of pattern if known Harry Murray’s adaptation of a bonefish pattern called the “Perinchief Bonefish Fly” for smallmouth bass. Harry is the owner of Murray’s Fly Shop in VA.
Tied and Submitted by Ohfisherman
Level of tying experience needed to tie this pattern Beginner, a fairly simple pattern using basic tying skills
Materials listed in order of tie in:
Hook streamer hook size 4-8, Mustad 3366 size 8 here
Thread Black 6/0
Tail None
Body Yellow chenille
Veil Very sparse collar of fine white bucktail 360 degrees around shank extending to just past bend. Keep it very, very sparse.
Head A double layer of light blue chenille wrapped around front 1/3 of hook shank. The head should be roughly twice as thick as the yellow chenille covering rear 2/3 of shank.
Special tying notes A simple easy to tie pattern
Target species smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and bluegill
Fishing notes Fish on a floating line with a loop knot, and retrieve with short fast strips
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