Published Sep 18. 2022 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Sep 18. 2022

Blue Back Baitfish

Neutral baitfish imitations, or variants in the colors green/chartreuse or blue are a "must-have" in the fly box, and can be a very effective fly type in both fresh and salt water. In this video we once again have the skilled Dutch fly tyer Sander Zuidinga behind the tying-vice to demonstrate his simple and very effective approach to a good-looking imitation of a baitfish. Sander is a big fan of the soft material Nayat, which gives a good profile - and combined with the flattened hackle and the stiff fibers from the bucktail creates a good imitation of baitfish with a good transparency and profile - a must in the fly box.

Blue Back Baitfish
Hook: Ahrex NS172 Curved Gammarus # 2
Thread: White UTC 70 D
Tail: Royal Blue Bucktail
Body: Mix of white Nayat underwool mixed with Pearl Angelhair
Wing: Royal blue grizzly feather and royal Blue Bucktail

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