The Body Tubing Baitfish is a great all-around baitfish pattern.
This fly can be sized up to chase peacock bass in the Amazon, or sized down to target small-stream smallmouth — any fish that eats baitfish will eat this fly!
The extended portion of the Body Tubing Baitfish has 2 main benefits for fly performance:
- Keeping the flash well behind the hook point makes it impossible for the flash to "foul" around the hook like is so common with flash tails.
- The Body Tubing acts as a rudder, giving the fly great movement in cross-current situations.
- Hook: Kona Big Game Hunter hook, size 2/0
- Tail: Flashabou
- Tail Extender: Fish-Skull Chocklett's Body Tubing
- Underbody: UV Polar Chenille
- Body: Craft Fur
- Underwing: Bucktail
- Wing: Craft Fur & Ripple Ice Fiber
- Eyes: Surface Seducer Dragon Eyes
- Head Sealer: UV Resin
Prefer finished flies? Don't forget to check out the new Blane Chocklett Signature Fly Collection.
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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.