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Fly Tying: The Howitzer Game Changer



Learn to tie this topwater Game Changer variation.

This Game Changer variation tied by Brian Wise features a Surface Seducer Howitzer baitfish popper head with Dragon Eyes for added fish-attracting commotion and a Fish-Skull Frantic Tail for frisky tail action.

Game Changer style flies are tied with and get their movement from the Fish-Skull Articulated Fish-Spine system, which allows you to create multi-jointed, highly articulated streamers.

The Game Changer style of fly was originally designed by Blane Chocklett and has gained a reputation of having some of the most lifelike movement in the streamer fishing world and a go-to fly for many popular species in both freshwater and saltwater.

Rear Shank

  • Shank: Fish-Skull Articulated Fish-Spine, 10 mm.
  • Tail: Fish-Skull Frantic Tail, chartreuse, medium.
  • Body filler #1: Palmer Chenille, pearl gray.
  • Body filler #2: Schlappen, 5-7", olive.

Shank #2

  • Shank: Fish-Skull Articulated Fish-Spine, 15 mm.
  • Body filler #1: Palmer Chenille, pearl gray.
  • Body filler #2: Schlappen, 5-7", chartreuse & Schlappen, 5-7", olive.

Shank #3

  • Shank: Fish-Skull Articulated Fish-Spine, 20 mm.
  • Body filler #1: Palmer Chenille, pearl gray.
  • Body filler #2: Schlappen, 5-7", chartreuse & Schlappen, 5-7", olive.

Shank #4

  • Shank: Fish-Skull Articulated Fish-Spine, 25 mm.
  • Body filler #1: Palmer Chenille, pearl gray.
  • Body filler #2: Schlappen, 5-7", chartreuse & Schlappen, 5-7", olive.

Hook

  • Hook: Kona Xtra Strong Stinger, size #1.
  • Connection to rear sections: Beading wire and bead.
  • Body filler #1: Palmer Chenille, pearl gray.
  • Body filler #2: Schlappen, 5-7", chartreuse & Schlappen, 5-7", olive.
  • Body filler #3: Polar Reflector Flash, chartreuse.
  • Body filler #4: Schlappen, 5-7", olive.
  • Head: Surface Seducer Howitzer baitfish popper head, medium, yellow chartreuse.
  • Eyes: Surface Seducer Dragon Eyes, 6 mm, oceanic (green).

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  • Caleb Welborn
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Comments on this post (4)

  • Aug 21, 2018

    loved Howitzer Game Changer

    — Milton Hudson

  • Aug 21, 2018

    Would you please add the cost of the material you listed above and let me know the total? Thanks.

    Bjs11243

    — Barry Silverman

  • Aug 21, 2018

    Great information and tying ideas. It has stimulated me to get back trying to do some fly tying.

    — Bill Zirzow

  • Aug 21, 2018

    I am President of the Laguna Madre fly fishing Association Lmffaclub.com

    I am also a guide here in the Lower Laguna Madre in South Texas. Snookonahook.com

    We have a first Thursday Fly tying event every first Thursday of the month, on even months our venue is Bass Pro Shop in Harlingen Texas. I want to tie this fly, use it, then tie it at one of our fly tying sessions in the future.

    Thank you for the information and instructions.

    Mark Machado

    — Mark Machado

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