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Spaykutling TMC 777SP #6
Thread: UNI 6/0 Grey
Tail: Rabbit strip
Hackle: Whiting Spey Grey
Body: Holo Old School, Rabbit strip in dubbing loop
Eye: Large Bead Chain

Here is one that will make a lot of motion in the water! I got some very good quality rabbit strips from and followed his youtube video on how to make this pattern. I see that there is a bit too much underfur in the dubbing loop so I’ll remove some more next time around. This will be a great addition to my seatrout box that I’m filling up for the winter


Olive Woolly Bugger

Hook: TMC 5263 #10
Thread: UNI 6/0 Grey
Tail: Wapsi Select Marabou Plumes Olive
Body: Lead, Hareline Hare’s Ear Plus Dark Olive
Hackle: Chincilla Neck Olive
Bead: Tungsten 3.0mm Gold

Wooly buggers are a must to have in the box – the marabou and body hackle on this pattern gives it a lot of life that should trigger a hungry trout.

Micro Zonkers Dai-Riki 305 #10
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Body: UNI-Mylar #10 Gold/Silver, Wapsi Micro Zonker in different configurations (over/under)
Head: 3mm Bead, Hare’s ear Plus Dubbin Dark Olive

Got a shipment of some eyeless hooks from Taimen and while I had a order in I got some micro zonkers to see what I could do with them, these small strips of squirrel zonkers makes for a very good  pattern that should come alive in the water on a #12 TMC 5263 streamer hook:



3mm Beads

Bead-size to hook size: there are a lot of references out there that will tell you that this-size bead should match up to that-size hook, but I’m more of a visual guy and like to see how things will be when added to a hook. You can get beads from a lot of suppliers in different variations, but here I am showing a 3.0mm tungsten Bead bought from The hooks presented here are the ones I have available at the moment, working on getting more styles of hooks available and will update this article as I get more.

A 3.0mm bead should be 3.0mm (!) from all suppliers, but you will of course get some small variations in the hole that the hook goes through, so if you get it on might be tricky in the top/lower level of what a bead should be used for in terms of hook size.

I will cover 2.5mm and smaller in a later post

Mustad 94840 #12

Mustad 94840 #14

Mustad 94840 #16

TMC 2457 #10 2457 #12 2557 #14

Daiichi 1260 #12

Knapek Midge Pupae #14 Midge Pupae #16 5263 #12