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The Speck

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The Speck gets it's name from the speckled CDL hackle used, which provides a speckled or barred leg look to this pattern in the water. This pattern does well for me as a dropper below bassbugs or larger foam patterns for bluegill. It is also a great pattern for crappie when fished alone with a floating line & long leader and twitch-retrieved.

Speck Recipe

Hook: #10 Standard 2xl Nymph Hook
Bead: Gold Tungsten
Thread: 6/0 Black
Tail: Black Marabou
Body: Clear Body Glass over Gold Holographic Tinsel
Hackle: Medium Pardo Coq-de-Leon (CDL)
Collar: Black Ice-Dub

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