Learn to Tie This Next-Generation Squid Fly Pattern
Giovanni mostly targets dorado with his Squid fly pattern, but says that most small- to medium-size pelagic fish are going to gravitate toward this fly. He recommends fishing it on an intermediate line.
I discovered this fly pattern on the Flymen Fishing Co. Instagram feed while looking to see what fly tyers all over the world have done to use Flymen fly tying materials in creative ways. One of the first (and coolest) flies I saw was Giovanni De Pace's (@giannidepace) Squid. This is a slightly modified Flymen version of Giovanni's Squid, I think you'll like it!
- Hook: Kona Xtra Strong Stinger (XSS) 1/0
- Laser Dub (to help spread the materials)
- Underbody: Senyo's Aqua Veil Chenille
- Body: Ostrich Herl
- Body: Fish-Skull Faux Bucktail
- Body: Polar Flash
- Tentacles: Loco Legs
- Body: Rhea Feathers
- Tentacles: Saddle Hackle
- Head: Fish-Skull Fish-Mask, #7
- Eyes: Surface Seducer Dragon Eyes, 7 mm
- Loon Thick
- Loon Phosphorescent Powder
- Mantle: Fish-Skull Chocklett's Body Tubing, 1/4"
- Fins: X-Select Marabou
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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.