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Phearless

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This is an older( to me anyway) pattern.
It is a baby squid/minnow pattern.
I have caught some behemoth Coho off the beach on this up coast on Vancouver Island.
Colours can be changed to suit you. This a good one.

Thread - clear mono
Hook - Mustad 94011 or equivalent. I believe that is 3x ring eye.
Tail / body - mixed PB hair, pink,light blue, white, under pearl Mylar tubing.
Eyes - stick on, your choice of colour. I like black/red.
Coating - Devcon 2ton epoxy. Over entire body.
Tricks - Tie Mylar tubing sticking out over eye of hook. Measure for length before tying, much easier than trimming later
Mix PB hair and
Tie down over shank taper fatter at rear of hook.
Roll Mylar over body turning inside out as you go.
Stick on eyes. If they won't lay flat, try bending, or dont be afraid to put a few turns of mono on them. It disappears as soon as you coat with epoxy.
Coat with well mixed Devcon 2ton. It has to be 2ton, it will not yellow and you have time to do a few. I have flies 20 years old that are still crystal clear.
I use a motorized Turner to keep the epoxy even.
Slime line or floater from beach usually.
Have fun.460
 
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Phearless

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Thanks guys. A great fly, fun to tie as well. I should have mentioned in use an 8rpm motor for turning my epoxy flies.
 

ggp

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I remember that fly from back in the early 90’s when my wife and I hired a guide out of Tofino. It’s a great pattern.
 

ggp

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Was that Shaun out of weigh West @ggp ?
I hired him for a couple days about then as well.
It was Weigh West a year or two before they started guiding fly fishers in a big way. I don’t remember his name, however he was a school teacher who guided during the summer.
 

Phearless

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It was Weigh West a year or two before they started guiding fly fishers in a big way. I don’t remember his name, however he was a school teacher who guided during the summer.
That might have been him.
Shaun Bennet, I believe it was.
 
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