Published Oct 25. 2019 - 1 month ago

DT Bulkhead

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The Dragontail BULKhead in black especially, is number one on my local big river. This tutorial is really shared to show you how I simplify attaching Wiggle/Dragontails and rattles. I've not used wire to attach tails for a couple of years and have never had a bite off or problem with fouling tied as I show. If you have to use a stinger then you must use wire.
For Dragontail's it helps building some bulk in the fly to force the water over it to move the tail. This means you can fish the fly on a slower retrieve. Mostly I tie them short with the tail close the hook for better hook-ups and aid casting on my nine weight.
Materials are bucktail, nayat and Hedron flash in the main, but use your imagination to come up with your own designs.
The BULKhead is a Bob Popovics pattern. Bob is the author of Pop Fleye and Fleye Designs and has a massive influence on the streamers you see today. Go buy both his books as in my opinion are the best for streamer tyers.

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Martin Joergensen
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