How to Tie: The Finesse Changer
Time: 15-20 minutes
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
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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.