A new fly for the fall season in the valley.
This one was born from the original intruders with an eggy twist.
This, like most other intruders I tie, is tied on a straightened 2/0 salmon hook. I rig a stinger hook using my tippet and a small piece of junction tubing with a non-slip loop. Rigging in this way has three major advantages over using just the long shank hook; the short shank of the stinger decreases the amount of leverage that the fish can apply, the stinger is free to move once a fish is hooked additionally decreasing the fish's leverage, and the hook can easily be replaced if it becomes dull or damaged.
I will be putting together some step by step picture instructions for tying and rigging intruder style flies (good motivation for getting a new tying area set up).
The tug is the drug
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