Tag Archives: Articulated flies

Hoh Bo Spey by Jason Osborn

i tie a ton of marabou steelhead flies, and I’ve recently started tying Hoh Bo’s in a few colors to match my Alaskabou colors. The Hoh Bo has a wound hackle under the marabou, and so gives it a bit more of a fuller shape in the current. I tie mine in Showgirl (pink and purple), Chum Candy (pink and blue), Nitro (black and chartreuse), Popsicle and a host of other colors. Use what ever colors you want on the fly and have fun with it.

Shank: Partridge Waddington shank or Fish Skull Senyo’s Articulated Shank
Thread: 6/0 Uni
Connection: 30lb fire wire or Senyo’s Standard Intruder Wire
Weight: Spirit river soft tungsten
Butt: UV Ice Dubb
Body: STS trilobal or dubbing of choice
Hackle: Jumbo guinea fowl
Collar: Marabou blood quill (2 colors)
Horns: Lady Amherst center tail slips
Flash: Flashabou
Hook: Octopus hook #2 or #4


Galloup’s Articulated Fat Head – Brian Wise

Here is another BAF Kelly Galloup streamer from the flyfishingtheozarks.com crew. Another great production video with pretty easy to follow tying. This will likely not make it to my fly box until the fall, and it will be tied up in a few colors, yellow, black, olive an white.

Rear Hook: Umpqua U301
Thread: 6/0 yellow / olive
Tail: Yellow marabou
Body: Palmered marabou (all the way up the hook)
Wing: Tied flat lemon wood duck flank
Connection: Coated wire or heavy line
Beads: Red beads
Front Hook: Gamakatsu B10S Stinger
Gills: Red metallic Flashabou
Front Body: Palmered yellow marabou
Wing: Tied flat lemon wood duck flank
Head: Deer belly hair spun and trimmed


Hog Snare Streamer – Rich Strolis

I can think of quite a few spots I’d love to swing this BAF in some current. Rich is pretty masterful when it comes to streamer design and with the new products coming available such as the Flymen Fishing Co. Articulated Shanks, it makes his job easier and more interesting. You probably won’t be knocking out many of these over an hour, but the promise of hogs on the end of your line should help keep you motivated to tie a few of these to try out. Lots if material on the streamer, but note the finished profile in the water with a larger front profile tapering down to the third shank.

Hog Snare Streamer from Richard Strolis on Vimeo.

Rear Hook: Gamakatsu SP11-3L3H 32
Middle: 35mm articulated shank
Front Hook: Gamakatsu B10s #1/0
Thread: UTC 140
Tail: Marabou and schlappen fluff
Flash: Holographic flash
Body: Ice Dub
Hackle: Schlappen
Wing: Arctic Fox
Collar: Laser dub
Head: Laser dub
Barring: Crazy Legs
Eyes: Small lead eyes