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Intruder Fly Action To Try To Build Into Our Tenkara Flies

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:35 am
by Karl Klavon

Re: Intruder Fly Action To Try To Build Into Our Tenkara Fli

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:29 pm
by Karl Klavon
Here is a video on how to tie a simplified Mini-Intruder fly pattern: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Wwn51A37Y

Re: Intruder Fly Action To Try To Build Into Our Tenkara Fli

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:22 pm
by Karl Klavon
For Fixed Line Rods and Tenkara fly fishing, some of what we saw above will need to be greatly scaled back to be able to cast the flies created with our rods. The Waddington Shanks and Intruder Wire can be completely discarded and a Jig Hook and Slotted Tungsten Bead added to get the hook point to ride up in their places, with far less weight and tying complexity involved.

Fewer and lighter weight, and much more flexible, fly tying materials can also be easily substituted in. Things like ostrich herl, dyed partridge hackle, Midge Flash, Mini-Barred-Silacone-Legs, Micro-Chenille and Midge-Braid, as well as Mini-Barred Marabou feathers can all give the same kind of action in the water with far less weight and bulk than what the videos above show. Peacock herl and swords, as well as Pheasant Tail flues, and various other types and colors of animal hairs and feathers will also do a good job of representing bulk for little weight and wind resistance in casting. All that's really needed is some imagination, experimentation and the desire to try something new and different. Hopefully, these posts will stimulate some thought to try some experimentation. I believe just about everyone here can agree that the action of those Intruder Fly Patterns in the water is very attractive to the fish we most want to catch.