Published Jun 28. 2021 - 3 years ago
Updated or edited Jun 28. 2021


The Joe-to-go works best as a skinny water fly for tailing fish, but can be weighted for deeper work. It land soft and does a good job of imitating mantis shrimp or other crustaceans. Traditionally tied as a hook-down pattern, I've adjusted it a little to fish hook-up for better snag resistance.
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Material list
Hook: Gamakatsu SL11-3H 2-8
Thread: Chartreuse Danville's
Claws: Grizzle or cree hackle tips
Feelers: Crystal flash
Eyes: Burnt heavy nylon mono
Body: Rootbeer estaz or similar
Legs: Palmered grizzle or cree cock hackle
Weedguard: 16-20lb hard nylon

Martin Joergensen

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