PET Blue NJ
Published Apr 8th 2011
Rabbit is good. At least the salmon and sea trout seem to think so.
The fly is perfectly balanced with a small Pro Disc or Pro Cone in front, then the hook as weight on the back of the fly. To give the fly some extra life, it has a Pro Soft Disc on the back part close to the hook.
The wing is a key ingredient on the smaller flies. Here it's a rabbit zonker and that just beats other furs by many lengths in my opinion.
It has the perfect shape, fill and movement and
can easily be cut/adjusted to suit the conditions.
PET Blue NJ
|Year of origin||2010|
|Target species||Atlantic salmon (sea run)|
Sea trout (sea run)
Steelhead (sea run)
|Tube||Clear or black Pro Micro Tube|
|Rear disc||6 mm or 8 mm Pro Soft Disc|
|Tying thread||Black 8/0|
|Rib||Oval silver tinsel|
|Rear hackle||Black rooster|
|Wing||Black rabbit zonker|
|Front hackle||Clear blue rooster|
|Cheeks||Jungle Cock (optional)|
|Front disc/cone||Pro Disc or Cone|
The PET BLUE works fine as a traditional down stream fished streamer but upstream fishing with medium to fast stripping is very effective. I think the little red butt provokes the take when it is pulled fast in and out of the fish's sight. But this fly is also good fished slow on a sinking line for sea trout in the deep pools.
Bring the PET to the river, you wont loose!