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Fly Tying: Rich Strolis's Juggernaut

Meaty!

This Strolis streamer pattern uses a Fish-Skull Baitfish Head and Living Eyes.

Fly recipe

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  • Hook: SP11-3L3H #1
  • Tail: Marabou
  • Body: EP Sparkle Brush (OK, I couldn't track them down for the life of me, so I used Polar Chenille)
  • Wing: Arctic Fox Tail

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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. 

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    Comments on this post (5)

    • Sep 25, 2017

      Great article…thanks

      — Fran Sturgis

    • Sep 22, 2017
      Nice fly. In my 60+ years of fly tying I have learned a few things. First, bulky water-resistant materials don’t sink well. Do you fish this pattern shallow or do you have a weighted version for going deeper?

      — Bruce Porter

    • Sep 22, 2017

      Nice fly, good use of the fish skull. EP sparkle brush isn’t hard to find but I like polar chenille better, it’s cheaper. There were a few steps that could have used a little narration for entry level tiers (i.e. the connection of the hooks, and the reverse tie in and folding around the head technique of the fox maybe ?) Lowering the music to low background level would be helpful for those who don’t like the music, and you know there are always gonna be some no matter what you play. The fly looks good in the water, I’m sure it will jerk some heads.

      — Steve Yates

    • Sep 22, 2017

      Nice fly, good use of the fish skull. EP sparkle brush isn’t hard to find but I like polar chenille better, it’s cheaper. There were a few steps that could have used a little narration for entry level tiers (i.e. the connection of the hooks, and the reverse tie in and folding around the head technique of the fox maybe ?) Lower the music to low background level would be helpful for those who don’t like the music, and you know there are always gonna be some no matter what you play. The fly looks good in the water, I’m sure it will jerk some heads.

      — Steve Yates

    • Sep 22, 2017

      No, I don’t. The music is annoying.

      — Bob

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