A friend of mine commissioned 18 Sardina Seahabits for a late October trip to Punta Colorada. I tried to talk him into a grey back (white knight) pattern because it would be more versatile for him as it rocks off the Central California Kelp forests for rockfish, stripers and salmon, but he was insistent :beathead: He's my hookup for striper fishing when I go down there so in this case the customer is DEFINITELY right. So here is how I tie a Sardina. White body, chartreuse, brown or rootbeer krystal flash, topped by the dark hair from a chartreuse bucktail. Very simple. For my own flies I layer fish hair into the bucktail, but he wanted all bucktail. I feel you getter flow with the fish hair. I always overtie and this is a "leftover" that didn't make the cut.