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How to Tie: The Finesse Changer

Difficulty: intermediate

44% difficulty

Time: 15-20 minutes

75% timely

Cost: average

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Imitates: glass minnow/fry/small baitfish, pilchard/whitebait/medium baitfish, mullet/large baitfish

Target species: tarpon, snook, redfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, peacock bass, rainbow trout, brown trout, dolphin (mahi), mackerel, barracuda, seatrout, jack crevalle, bluefish, striped bass

Where to fish: backcountry, intracoastal/inland bays and waterways, warmwater lakes/ponds/rivers/canals, coldwater lakes/ponds/rivers, bluewater/offshore, surf

Notes: Change chenille colors and scale hook and shank sizes up or down to get the size you want for the fish you're targeting. The video variation (2/0, white, 10mm) is a great all around size/color to get started with

Save 10% on materials with the kit:

About the fly:

Articulated flies can be simple, but they’re usually time consuming.

The time at the vise is worth it for the Finesse Changer, Blane Chocklett’s Game Changer tied with Finesse Chenille. This fly is flat out fun to fish, especially for snook, bass and trout.

The fly with all its movement triggers explosive eats.

The size 2/0 with 10mm spines here is middle of the road size. It’s not micro and it’s not large, it measures out to about 3.5″ long. Also it sheds water easily making it an easy casting Game Changer.

Helpful tools/additional materials:

For glueing on eyes:
Good sharp scissors for trimming chenille:
For weedguard:
For brushing out the chenille:
For palmering chenille:


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