Time: 10-15 minutes
Imitates: glass minnow/fry/small baitfish, pilchard/whitebait/medium baitfish, ambiguous/something tasty
Target species: tarpon, snook, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, peacock bass, seatrout, jack crevalle, bluefish, striped bass
Where to fish: flats, backcountry, intracoastal/inland bays and waterways, warmwater lakes/ponds/rivers/canals, surf
Notes: Made for snook in the surf, this fly gets down deep and allows you to know exactly where it is. Scale the beads to the size of the surf. Also, a pair of scissors with this pattern will help you dial in size on the water for a quick match the hatch situation.
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About the fly:
This fly has been tied for a specific reason, and that is beach snook. A hybrid between a classic schminnow but with an avalon-style tungsten bead keel. Rudy made this pattern after finding his normal beach patterns were getting lost in the surf from not being heavy enough. Rudy changes the weight of this pattern depending on the surf high and current flow.