Thinking on the way golden dorados see the flies, I came up with a design that has a silhouette that works well when seen both from the side and from below. With that in mind, I used materials for the head as the ones used on the side on tarpon Toads, but changing the way in which the material is ti Ver más...Thinking on the way golden dorados see the flies, I came up with a design that has a silhouette that works well when seen both from the side and from below. With that in mind, I used materials for the head as the ones used on the side on tarpon Toads, but changing the way in which the material is tied so it gets thicker.The results have been very good, especially in deep areas and in places where dorados roll on the surface.The red and black color combination has always been one of my favorites, but yellow, orange, chartreuse or purple with black are also great.
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Listado de materiales
Tying MaterialsHook: Daiichi 3111, 4/0 to 6/0.Thread: Uni Cord, black.Eyes: lead, color matching the fly.Tail: Steve Farrar´s SF Flash Bend, colors Midnight Blitz and red.Collar: red Marabou.Sides: Mirror Image, black.
Start by tying a bundle of SF Midnight. Then tie a red bundle below it. Bend it towards the back, and take the thread to the SF so we get the correct inclination.
Add more bundles below and on top to make the tail, which we then trim. The picture shows a good side silhouette.
Take a long-fiber red marabou feather and tie it by its tip.
As if it were a hackle, comb the marabou feather towards the hook bend and wrap it neatly, making sure to comb the fibers as we tie it, so it has an elegant inclination.
Place the eyes. These can be lead, bronze or plastic according to the water and techniques we will use.
Tie a black Mirror Image bundle at each side (not crossed as on the original Toads).
Bend each strap towards the back and tie bundles at each side towards the eyes of the fly. The picture shows the sides with no trimming.
Trim the sides so that the fly, seen from below, has an important and flat silhouette; ideal to resemble catfish. The picture shows the fly seen from the top.