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On this episode, Musky fly fishing guru John Cooper does a deep dive on how to tie the Hillbilly Deluxe, an articulated jig fly & evolution of the River Pig. Watch the first ever tutorial on a pattern/platform that has quickly become one of our favorites for catching Musky on the Fly!
Front Hook - 5/0 Gamakatsu 60 Degree Jig Hook
Shank - 28mm to 40mm Big Game Shank
Rear Hook (optional)- Gamakatsu 4/0 B10S Stinger
Thread - Danville Flymaster+ (210 Denier), Veevus Power Thread, etc.
Bucktail - Musky Town Tails, Hareline Graded Tails, or Midwest Bucktails
Feathers - Whiting 6 to 10" Schlappen, Strung Schlappen, Saddles, etc.
Flash - Polarflash, Lateral Scale, Holographic Flashabou, Barred Flashabou, etc.
Adhesive/UV - Hard As Hull, Loon UV Thin, Solarez, Loon Infiniti Light, etc.
Additional Tools - Protojawn
Tying With The Pros was developed to help you gain a deep understanding of the top Musky & Predator fly patterns, tying techniques, tips, tricks & thought processes of some of the best fly anglers & tyers in the world.