A passion for fishing developed from watching my father fly fish for trout on the banks of the River Strule in Co Tyrone near my mum's family home and for brook brownies at Tal-y-Bont not far from the site of my great-grandfather's smithy.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Barracuda v BUG-BOND
This is the fly from the jaws of the barracuda... well actually this was the fifth barracuda that had chewed the fly. Tied on a 3/0 Mustad saltwater streamer hook with chartreuse and white H20 slinky fibre, this reinforced fly did its job and would have continued to do so had I not decided to save it for the studio. The monofilament braid body that was constructed separately on a mandrel with BUG-BOND and then placed over the tied fly is marked superficially and is good to go again... and again!
Out of all the flies suitable for barracuda in my fly box last week this is the one the guide chose, based on its lightness to fish in skinny water and its strength.