Fly Tying Tutorial: Flymen Big Game Needlefish
The Flymen Big Game Needlefish Puts a Next-Generation Spin on a Staple Barracuda Fly
This fly will move barracuda in Belize, pike in Canada, and sizing it up or down it will catch musky, smallmouth, and trout in your local fishery as well.
Fish-Skull Body Tubing creates the elongated body of a Needlefish, and a Big Game Articulated Shank adds extra swimming action to attract your target species. Super fun tie!
Hook: Kona Universal Strong Streamer (USS), 1/0
Extended Body: Fish-Skull Body Tubing
Body: Ripple Ice Fiber
Body: EP Sparkle Brush 3"
Hook: Kona Big Game Hunter (BGH), 2/0
Tail: Ripple Ice Fiber
- Head: Fish-Skull Articulated Big Game Shank, 28 mm
- Body/Head: EP Sparkle Brush 3"
- Eyes: Surface Seducer Dragon Eyes, 8.5 mm
- Sealant: Loon UV Resin
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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 (3)
I enjoy the videos like this and the crawfish a few weeks back. I think you should show the flies in the test tank at the beginning or end of the videos. Lets see how they work and will help promote test tank sales
— Clarke Ohrstrom
First, I have always enjoyed fishing with your products! My question regarding the Needlefish is whether my 6-7 weight fly rod and 7 weight forward line is well suited for casting the Needlefish. I would be using it mostly for small mouth in Virginia rivers (upper Roanoke River, James river and Shenandoah River).
— Fred Harrison
I really like the clean way chatter and countless thread wraps were sped up on this video. It was well done and just enough was said to clarify what was going on with unneeded yapping.
— Jack (Peddler)