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We hope you had a nice Valentines Day yesterday. 9 months from now you can either be on a fishing trip or buying diapers, regardless you know that we will be here to help fulfill your fishing fix. It is a Friday which means we are back with another edition of Fly Tying Friday. Turn the volume up on this video as Jack goes over how to attach the tailer hook on barracuda flies.
“I received a number of requests following the Cutthroat Cuda Tube tutorial for information on how to set up the wire rigging for tandem, or trailing hook, Barracuda flies. The technique is fairly simple, using a basic jam knot and doubled anchoring, but I can’t understate the importance of attention to detail. However, it’s important to remember that for every problem there are at least five viable solutions. There are countless methods for tying up these rigs. Choose one that suits your tying style and fishing needs. Above all, the technique you chose should give you confidence that your fly won’t fall apart after you’ve hooked into the ‘cuda of a lifetime. For those of you who asked – this is my ‘confidence setup.’”
Important note. If traveling to Andros South or targeting large ‘Cuda, definitely consider using at least 40 pound wire to the back hook. Barracuda are almost always hooked on just the trailer hook and I learned the hard way what can happen when 30 pound wire settles into the wrong part of the fish’s mouth.
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