Gosh I’ve been way to busy lately with far to little time to tie or fish.
So I grabbed my vise, moved the keyboard and wrapped this fly out — hoping to fish it somewhere in the next few weeks. Just this one fly and now back to work. More soon.
This fly is tied on a vintage Eagle Claw 1197-b size 2 hook. A dinosaur to be sure, but it will penetrate and swim with a lot of motion.
May we all find willing fish on our next venture to the river.
Jay Nicholas – June 29th, 2016
Post Script: by request, here is the recipe for the June Thunder Retro Shank Intruder.
This hook is a size 2 but the main point is to use heavy wire so a long shank heavy wire with hook cut off and a small stinger would be preferable to this one.
Tail: none, the hook is gold.
Butt: Senyo’s Pink Lady Fusion Dub.
Butt collar: Kingfisher Blue hackle to please, this is hen neck.
Body: Lagartun or Hareline Flat Braid, blue holo.
Shoulder dubbing ball: Senyo’s Fusion Dub Smurf.
Shoulder Collar: Fish Hunter Purple Spey Marabou.
2nd collar: Black Craft Fur spun in loop.
Flash: Mirage Lateral Scale. Shoulder: Pro Sportfisher Jungle Cock Natural.