– by Captain Justin Rea
Hook:Gamakatsu SC15 Wide Gap 2/0, 3/0, 4/0
Thread: White 3/0
Hackle: Whiting American rooster saddle White and Grizzly
Chennile: Cactus Pearl
Eyes: Plastic black or lead eyes tied underneath
About the fly:
This fly is great for all kinds of creatures. But I tie it for Cobia. Basically it just looks like a big bait fish that the Cobia can’t seem to resist.
Tie in a 50lb piece of mono to keep the tail from foiling.
Add a good bunch of White marabou.
Tie in 3-4 white hackles splayed out on each side and then add some pearl blue light brite on top.
Tie in one grizzley saddle hackle on each side of the fly. Then figure eight wrap your mono eyes onto the top of the hook. If you want to add some weight tie in lead dumbell eyes but tie them in underneath so the fly will ride correctly with the hook down.
Next tie in the cactus chennille and wrap forward making sure to figure eight wrap around the eyes and then tie off and glue.