Published Jul 14. 2022 - 2 months ago
Updated or edited Jul 15. 2022

Mini Feathered Gamechanger

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The Gamechanger was originally created by Blane Chocklett and consists of multiple "spines" to make a moveable tail. The pattern has soon become a more "style" of flies rather than one specific pattern. People use feathers to make feathered gamechangers, You can make your own dubbing brush to create one with specific materials, or you can go with Chockletts own game changer chenille that he created to make tying these a little easier like I did in the last Gamechanger Video. Today Im tying the Feathered Changer. Whatever material you use, the trick with this fly is making sure that it tapers correctly, so that way the tail moves fluidly in the water. They work great for just about any species of fish that target small baitfish. Bass, pike, predatory brown trout, and even some saltwater species like redfish and tarpon.

Not only can you make a very realistic looking baitfish imitation with this style of fly, but you can also make a realistic swimming imitation. There are times where I will go out and throw everything in my box at bass or other weary fish and will get some followers, but none seem to want to commit. Then I throw one of these on, and the same bass that followed the other flies all the way up only to change their mind last minute will not hesitate to engulf the game changer. The combination of the amazing movement, and the great look of this fly usually will entice even the most shy fish.

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Materials
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Here is a list of the materials I used on this fly.
Hook: Gamakatsu SL12-S 1X short (Size 4) - https://amzn.to/3P31iHi
Discount Hook: Risen short shank saltwater hook (size 1)- https://www.risenfly.com/collections/hooks/products/short-shank-hooks-st...
Thin Thread: Veevus 6/0 (Olive) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/6-0-veevus?variant=1364810740...
Thick Thread: Veevus 140 (Olive) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/veevus-power-thread?variant=3...
Shanks: Fish-Skull Articulated Spines (Starter Set).- https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/fish-skull-articulated-micro-...
Tail: Whiting Chickabou (Grizzly Olive) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/whiting-farms-chickabou-patch...
Flash: Midge Krystal Flash (Pearl) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/midge-krystal-flash?_pos=2&_p...
Eyes: Fish Skull Living Eyes (5mm, Earth) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/fish-skull-living-eyes?varian...
Filler resin: Solarez Thin - https://www.solarez.com/product/fly-tie-thin-hard-formula/
Finishing resin: Solarez Bone Dry - https://www.solarez.com/product/fly-tie-ultra-thin-bone-dry/

Tools
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Vise: Renzetti Traveler - https://amzn.to/2t2FFmo
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec - https://amzn.to/2YWOf39
Fine Tip Scissors: Risen Spring Assist Scissors - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/fly-tying-tools-and-accessories/pro...
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass - https://amzn.to/2tGYwDW
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench - https://www.oasisbenches.com/oasis-benches/compact-bench/
UV Light: Solarez UV Cure (high output) - https://www.solarez.com/product/uv-cure-flashlight-high-output/

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