This video features the newly released GB Predator Swimbait Fly from Ahrex Hooks in the 4/0 and showcases the 4/0 Swimbait Rig.
Swimbait Rigs are simply an adaptation of extended body tying that allows the extension to support the rear weight of the hook, creating weightless, suspending, weedless flies. The rigs are heavily inspired by Paul Manoghan’s Mono Rigs and connect the rig to the hook bend through a sz. 3 Owner UV Soft Glow Bead.
The patterns features Bob Popovics’ Bucktail Deceiver – truly a classic and well proven baitfish pattern that needs nothing more than some bucktails and light flash to dress the fly. This one featuring a modular flash tail – for esox fishing.
Swimbait Rig: Flymen 35mm Articulated Shank, 2x Glass Beads (L) , 0.028″ Mono Straight
Hook: 4/0 PR 378, GB Predator Swimbait Hook
Tail: Fastach clip attachment
Flashabou: 1/100″ Pearl Flashabou
Bucktails: 1x Long, 1x Medium, 1x Medium in contrasting color
Head: 2x Long Pheasant Rump