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The Double Bead Bug

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by Simon Young


This fly came about when I was left with the remains of several successful flies in my box while fishing for large seatrout at the Las Buitreras Lodge on the Rio Gallegos river in Argentina.

It became obvious that black was a killing colour and that weighted patterns were outfishing the lighter offerings.

So I cannibalised 3 chewed patterns and arrived at this creation.

It gave me great success with a personal best seatrout of 15.5 lbs on floating line, long leader in bright sunshine and very light ripple with a slow retrieve.

The dressing


Hook:  Size  8 or 10 heavy grub
Thread:  Black 6/0 Unithread
Rib: Fine copper wire
Body: Peacock Black Glister
Beads: 2 off 3mm Gold
Legs: Fine black rubber

Note: You can put a layer of fine lead wire under the body material for an even heavier fly






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