You’ll want to pull out a bigger rod to cast this lake trout fly. Casting a sweat sock comes to mind when I see just how big this pattern is. If you plan on tying these, I would suggest getting your rabbit strips by the pelt or half pelt, as each one looks to take a whole strip to tie. I love the head, and the UV resins of recent times have been a real bonus to the fly tyer. Although this is designed for lake trout, might I suggest throwing this to some pike, bass, gar and musky?
This isn’t exactly a tutorial, but it does quick work of a fly which take quite a while to tie. It’s a beautiful black and blue intruder, loosely based around a Ward’s Intruder style fly. I really love the photography of the video and the included shots of the fly swimming.
Egg Sucking Intruder – Black & Blue from Dimitri Gammer on Vimeo.
Shank: 45mm Waddington shank
Trailer Material: Rio Knottable Wire 30#
Hook: Gamakatsu Octopus Size 2
Thread: Black UTC 140
Rear Underwing: Blue Arctic Fox
Rear Wing: Blue Amherst
Body: Silver Braid
Rib: Gold Wire
Front Underwing #1: Black Elk Hair
Front Underwing #2: Blue Arctic Fox
Wing #1: Black Ostrich
Wing #2: Blue Amherst
Wing #3: Saddle Hackle Tips
Head: Pink cactus chenille
Eyes: Bead Chain