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On episode 3, under the radar Musky fly fishing guru John Cooper does a deep dive on how to tie & fish the Smoker, an articulated, rabbit strip-tailed pattern/platform proven to catch giants all over North America. Watch the first ever tutorial now (and scope the materials list below)!
Hook - 4/0 Kona Big Game Carnivore (BGC) or Ahrex PR330
Thread - Danville Flymaster+ (210 Denier), Veevus Power Thread, etc.
Bucktail - Musky Town Tails, Hareline Graded Tails, or Midwest Bucktails
Tail - Rabbit Strips (Regular, Barred, Tiger Barred, etc.)
Pectoral Fins - Saddle Feathers
Flash - Polarflash, Lateral Scale, Holographic Flashabou, Barred Flashabou, etc.
Adhesive/UV - Hard As Hull, Loon UV Thin, Solarez, Loon Infiniti Light, etc.
Additional Tools - Cohen's Sculpting or Dr. Slick Curved Scissors, MN Fly Tool, 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.