Tier: Kevin Morlock

Location: Wallhala, MI

Website: www.indigoguideservice.com, www.thirdcoastfly.com


Morlock's Hot Spot's

Materials:

Hook: Gamakatsu 60411 in 1/0

Eyes: XL lead eyes 

Body: Brown yarn

Throat 1: Copper tinsel

Throat 2: Orange marabou

Hackle: Brown schlappen

Head: Peacock herl

Tier's Notes: 
This was my best Beaver Island fly from 2014. It is very easy to tie, always rides hook-up because of the jig hook, looks great in the water and best of all the carp like to eat it. I tie this pattern in a couple colors and then use pink, red, purple and yellow as accent colors. The tinsel and marabou are tied so I can remove then while on the water incase I need a bland natural fly. The fly fishes best in the 2-5 foot depth zone. 

Tying notes: I secure the eyes on top of the hook, then roll them to the underside and add cement. I think this makes a smoother, flatter bottomed fly (goby/schulpin like) and it hangs-up on rocks a little less than if they were left traditional. The 1/0 hook allows plenty of hook gap but with a smaller hook you might have a problem.

 

 

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