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Tying the simple Reverse Bulkhead (Pike Fly) by Paul Monaghan

Tying the simple Reverse Bulkhead (Pike Fly)

An adaptation of Bob Popovics awesome Bulkhead design using Hedron Pearl Glow Flashabou and Strung Fuzzy Fibre over the reversed bucktail. This quick and simple to tie pattern really moves well and pops in the water. The pike love it!

Material List:
Hook: Ahrex Trout Predator 610 4/0
Thread: GSP 100D white
Bucktail in white and sunburst yellow
Hedron Flash and Fibres: Pearl a Glow Magnum white, Pearl a Glow standard orange, Standard Flashabou white and Strung Fuzzy Fibre orange
Tail: Nayat (snow runner) white or sub with JBM Pike Skinz or ostrich
Natural grizzly saddle or sub with Deer Creek grizzly ostrich
Eyes are optional, but use tape eyes and cover with Deer Creek Fine Flex UV

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Nightmare Musky Fly by Tony Sandrone

If you are a fan of the Game Changer by Blane Chocklett, you’re gonna love this bucktail game changer from Tony Sandrone he calls his Nightmare Musky Fly. This pattern uses a series of small shanks that give the pattern several points of articulation. No doubt that this concoction will attract some esox predators, but be prepared to spend some time and money on the materials. The fly has 2 hooks and 5 shanks in the mix. Be sure that you take care when you are handling this one or you’ll be the one with a new piercing.

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Nightmare Musky Fly by Tony Sandrone
Nightmare Musky Fly by Tony Sandrone

Nightmare Musky Fly pattern recipe

Shanks: 28mm Big Game Shanks or 40mm Big Game Shanks, 40lb or better bite wire for connections 1 foot
Hooks: Ahrex PR320 Predator Stinger hooks in 4/0 and 6/0
Eyes: 15mm Living Eyes from the Flymen Fishing Company
Other Materials: Dyed over White Belly Hair, Bucktail, UV Polar Chenille, Hen saddle or Neck, FrankenDUB Monster Dub and Hedron Magnum Flashabou
Coatings: Deer Creek Fine Flex UV and Diamond Fine UV
Hedron Magnum Flashabou