I tied up a few of these in chartreuse and white and fished them this past weekend, so decided to tie up a few more in different color combos. Really liked the way they swim, don’t really tangle and simple to tie; buck tail, flash, barred hackle, small amount of red/orange ep fibers and eyes. Stinger hook with the body tied on a waddington shank which I like because it adds a little weight and it’s easy to tie on.
Trying to find some alternatives to stinger clousers which are not my favorite to cast. Not that I will stop using them, I’m not crazy .
Working on the pontoon hopper and find it difficult to whittle down dense cork to make the head look half decent even though i am using a diamond disc in a dremmel. Is that what you used in your original to seal the cut end? I know the more in deapth instructions tell me to do what I'm doing
Thread - Yellow
Tail - Orange hen hackle fibers
Body - Silver tinsel
Rib - Copper wire
Wing - Woodchuck fur (use both guard hair and under fur)
Collar - Orange hen hackle
For a weighted streamer, wrap .015 lead wire over the front half of the shank, leaving about two hook-eye widths for the head.
Other variations: Orange is a great attractor color, but red or yellow are also good choices for tail and collar color. Further variations can be made with dyed woodchuck fur, such as red, yellow or olive, or by using colored wire for the rib.