Faux Bucktail Flatwing Fly Tying Tutorial
The Faux Bucktail Flatwing Updates an Old-School Pattern With New-School Materials
Replacing bucktail with Fish-Skull Faux Bucktail, adding a mixture of synthetic flash in different textures and colors, and topping it all off with a Fish-Mask brings the Flatwing into the 21st century.
Learn to tie this next-generation fly pattern today!
Fly Tying: Why Is My Baitfish Pattern Swimming Wrong?
Fly Tying: Why Is My Baitfish Pattern Swimming Wrong? Part 2
- Hook: Kona Xtra Strong Stinger (XSS), size 1/0
- Tail: Fish-Skull Faux Bucktail
- Tail: Saddle Hackle
- Body: Flat Braid
- Bottom: Faux Bucktail
- Wing 1: Faux Bucktail
- Wing 2: Ice Wing Fiber
- Wing 3: Ripple Ice Fiber
- Lateral Line: Dry Fly Hackle
- Wing 4: Ice Wing Fiber
- Wing (main): Peacock Herl
- Head: Fish-Skull Fish-Mask
- Eyes: Surface Seducer Dragon Eyes
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About Brian Wise:
Brian Wise is a fly fishing guide in extreme Southern Missouri. His mainstays are the wild rainbow trout and large predatory brown trout of the North Fork of the White River, but he is also a self-proclaimed smallmouth junkie and loves the seasonal striper fishing as well. He's been the head guide at River of Life Farm for over a decade and has been featured in print such as Southern Living Magazine, Outdoor Life, Fly Fisherman, Field and Stream, Rural Missouri Magazine, on television shows such as NBC’s Today Show, Outdoor Channel’s Ultimate Outdoors, several appearances on Outdoor Channel Outfitters, and is a Field Producer for Chasing Waters on the Pursuit Channel. He was a 2007 qualifier for the coveted Best of the West distance casting competition and won the Bennett Springs distance casting competition with a whopping cast of 106 feet. When Brian isn’t guiding, he is fishing with his two sons. His fly tying and fly fishing videos are quickly making their way to the top of the list, and the Fly Fishing the Ozarks Youtube Channel is the fastest growing channel in the fly fishing genre.
Comments on this post (4)
This is a great exchange of materials for an established pattern!
— John Jaacks
As I am new to tying, these make the hobby so much more welcoming. Thank you!
— Tiffany Dawn Compton
Really cool pattern. I appreciate your very useful videos. Keep ’em coming!
— John Brkich
Very nice fly, good trick with the back of the scissors on the Peacock Herl…
— Andrew Player