Egg sucking mackerel?Just messing about this afternoon, looking to come up with something that could possibly move in a similar fashion to a swim bait.
Tied on a 60 degree jig shank from @Spawnflyfish , a big old tungsten bead along with lead wraps stuffed into the bead, and a ton of hackle, this thing should definitely move!
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Thanks Nick, I based it on Giovanni De Pace's tutorial, he's a really good tier of large baitfish patterns and flatwings.
Great advice Nick. I've been on crazy bait stops where the boat was surrounded by tuna and every bait rod going off, while having my fly ignored. I think I made the mistake of thinking I'd get more action with a heavily weighted fly in a desperate attempt to preproduce the frantic actions of released bait. I've seen this behavior before out at swiftsure with coho crashing krill all around the boat and ignoring clousers. Going smaller and slowing my retrieve was the way to go then.have a lot of thoughts on fly size, but ultimately I find in most cases if albacore are ignoring flies its almost always better to go smaller.
OK the damn squid is done, lost count of how many EP fiber dubbing loop it took over the extension tube and front hook.
5.5in long, lots of lead wraps in the front. It was bushier at first but I trimmed it to a slimmer squid profile.
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