i fished this the other day and loved the action and color of your fly whoever you are- kudos bhudda
#1 12-11-03 6:40am
this is mine. i'm pretty sure most everybody knows the ingredients for the popsicle so i won't list them, although i did add a few strands of flashabou as well as crystal flash. i hope it works for everybody.
#2 12-11-03 6:41am
thanks bhudda. where did you fish and did you have any hook-ups?
You tie the back half on say an 1/0 hook, use arount 3-4 marabou feathers, then loop some backing, or 25+ pound line through the eye and tie down on a cheep hook. Make sure to attach the line backward, cement, then fold it back and tie and cement again (making sure that the eye of the rear hook is at the end of the shank on the cheep hook). This way it will stay on the hook. Then you tie the front half of the fly, 3-4 strands of marabou. Last you cut off the hook of the front hook leaving the shank. Some of thouse winter steelies love big wiggly flies...
I'll see if I can scan a pic of it since my digital camera is old and can't take close ups.