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#11795592 - 08/24/16 09:57 PM Simple Steve Farrar Baitfish
karstopo Offline

Registered: 05/22/16
Posts: 83
Loc: Brazoria County
One of my favorite and most effective open water and surf patterns is a bait fish streamer made from one material, Steve Farrar blend. The material holds up to toothy fish well and looks great in,the water.

Just make a dubbing loop and a thin brush and wrap forward. Add a back of a contrasting color of SF, your favorite eyes, a little uv cure, a snip here or there for unruly pieces and it's done.

I went and complicated the pattern by tying in a 3mm Pyrex rattle on top of the shank, put a little lead wire on the leading edge to invert hook point and the other steps remain the same. I fish some inverted hook point patterns with rattles and weight added like this, but this is new for the SF baitfish.

Edited by karstopo (08/24/16 09:58 PM)

#11795904 - 08/25/16 08:00 AM Re: Simple Steve Farrar Baitfish [Re: karstopo]
karstopo Offline

Registered: 05/22/16
Posts: 83
Loc: Brazoria County

The wet test. Steve Farrar blend produces a baitfish that is translucent vs EP or Craft fur more opaque nature. The Steve Farrar blend isn't bulky making for a fly that casts well and slowly sinks.

I like to pool test any new or altered pattern to make sure it swims like it should. I will pool test the point up version to ensure it will truly swim point up.


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