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How to Tie: Giacobba’s Doofus

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  • Giacobbas Doofus Fly Tying Tutorial


    • Kit Includes:
    • (1) Ultra Thread 210 – Brown
    • (1) Gamakatsu SC15 #1/0 12Pk
    • (1) Bead Chain Eyes – Extra Large Black
    • (1) Estaz – Amber Orange
    • (1) Extra Select Craft Fur – Chartreuse
    • (1) Extra Select Craft Fur – Orangutan Rust
    • (1) Dry Fly Rooster Neck #2 Red grizzly
    • (1) Ep Minnow Head Brush 1.5 – Everglades
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If you had one fly for backcountry snook and tarpon (big and small) – Giacobba’s Doofus would be a good choice. The contrast of natural and bright between the chartreuse and brown coloration makes this fly easily visible in cloudy water and low-light, while also keeping it inoffensive in clearer water on brighter days. We like all the movement from the Extra-Select Craft Fur tail. The balance between buoyancy of all the materials tied on top and sink-rate of the extra-large Bead Chain eyes allows you to fish this bug effectively in both shallow and deep water.

Doofus 1/0 Orangutan/Chartreuse

Use a brown marker to bar the tail. We recommend the Dark Brown colored PrismColor Marker.

Here's the Materials to Come Up with Your Own Doofus Variation

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