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|Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:03 pm Post subject: Albie Whore
|Richard Regan from over in the USA was the originator of this fly, designed to try and fool those often highly fickle False Albacore that show off of the North East coast of the USA in early September through mid October, on their migration route South.
The original which was tied as an all white fly proved a real winner, and inevitably colour variants gradually appeared on the scene, the most successful of which are the Pink bodied version, closely followed by the Chatreuse bodied variant.
Tied in larger sizes, it has also proved a really effective fly for Blue Fin Tuna.
Hooks Mustad C70 SD or Teimco 811S sizes 6-4-2
Thread: Same as Body Colour
Body: Originally, White Fritz, Estaz, Krystal Chenille or similar....Alternative colours Pink or Chartreuse.
Tail: One or Two cock hackles tied in at the head on each side of the hook, and extending along the body and beyond the bend of the hook, by an amount equal to a little more than 2 times the length of the hook.
Flash: A single strand of Opal Flashabou Saltwater Mirage, again tied in at the head, and laid along the centre of the cock hackles, extending back about 3/4's of the way towards the point of the hackles.
Eyes: Silver Stick On.
Head: same colour as body material.
This fly was originally tied using Hot Melt Glue to secure the hackles and flash along the length of the body, but as this is a messy and unsightly process, the hackles and flash in the fly pictured have been secured utilising Tuffleye, and adhesion of the stick on eyes enhanced by a tiny blob of super glue gel (NOT the runny stuff -this goes everywhere and ruins the fly)