Monday, May 22, 2006

Water Boatman

Flytimes Water Boatman

hook: Dai Riki 075 (short shank, 2x heavy)
weight: .025 lead wire
tail: 4 or 5 strands of tinsel or silver flashabou
legs: brown superfloss
body: golden stone colored antron
shellback: brown poly yarn

This pattern got the job done again last week. In the hour that I fished it I picked up six fish, rainbows and cutts.
I almost always use a full sinking line with water boatman. Fishing the fly at various depths I retrieve it with short quick strips to emulate the erratic swimming motion of the natural

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