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Nick Davis’s Lightsaber Pilchard Snook Fly

Posted by Drew Chicone On January 21st

 

Nick Davis's Lightsaber Pilchard

After flipping through the bin at the fly shop and scrolling through Instagram I got the idea to use flash and tie it much like an EP minnow. It was only by mistake I developed my favorite beach snook pattern. While it is my favorite beach pattern, I often pull it from the box when the water is super muddy and visibility is low. After a little R&D I got the idea to use glow Flashabou for some gills and the rest they say is history. I think this pattern is ultra effective due to the slight crinkling of the polar flash matched with the pronounced epoxy nose. There’s just something about that Polar Flash that resembles real scales and the epoxy nose is very life like.

This is the fifth installment of  Snook Flies. To read the rest of the interview, and for the complete step-by-step instructions for tying this snook fly and 7 more,  download your copy of Snook Flies at www.saltyflytying.com.

Lightsaber Pilchard Snook Fly

Snook Flies by Drew ChiconeSnook Flies- Paperback by Drew Chicone

165  page downloadable pdf. is illustrated with ultra-hi resolution  step-by-step instructions, click the link, or icon to download your copy today.  $14.99  The paperback version should be available just in time for Christmas.  Detailed instructions for tying Joe Mahler’s Straw Boss, Dave Johnson’s Petticoat Streamer, Pete Squibb’s Dirty Squibbster, Drei Stroman’s Crystal D, Bill Baldus’s Neon Knight, Nicholas Davis’s Lightsaber Pilchard, Steve Gibson’s DT Special variation, and my go to the Captiva Cannibal.

If you have questions or other topics in mind you would like explained, feel free to comment or send me an email.

Keep Your Wraps Tight & Feathers Straight!

-Drew

Capt. Bill Baldus’s Neon Knight Snook Fly

Posted by Drew Chicone On January 7th

Capt. Bill Baldus's Neon Knight

“Good fish at nine o’clock, forty feet, can you see him?” I said.  “Yup,” was all he said.  The cast landed close, about 2 feet to the right and settled for a second, short strip. The snook charged hard and we were connected.” Yes, we have a new fly,” was all I could say as we landed a great snook. Then I remembered my manners and congratulated my angler. He understood.  This fly triggered an awesome strike, did not spook the fish and solved all of the problems of previous attempts. And so was born the Neon Knight. Since then, it has become my go-to fly.  The Neon Knight is fished in the same manner as any baitfish imitation. Let it sink a bit and vary the retrieve from short to long strips depending on your target. You will find that it lands softly and sinks slowly as the synthetics do not absorb water.

This is the fifth installment of  Snook Flies. To read the rest of the interview, and for the complete step-by-step instructions for tying this snook fly and 7 more,  download your copy of Snook Flies at www.saltyflytying.com.

The Neon Knight Snook Fly

 

Snook Flies by Drew ChiconeSnook Flies- Paperback by Drew Chicone

165  page downloadable pdf. is illustrated with ultra-hi resolution  step-by-step instructions, click the link, or icon to download your copy today.  $14.99  The paperback version should be available just in time for Christmas.  Detailed instructions for tying Joe Mahler’s Straw Boss, Dave Johnson’s Petticoat Streamer, Pete Squibb’s Dirty Squibbster, Drei Stroman’s Crystal D, Bill Baldus’s Neon Knight, Nicholas Davis’s Lightsaber Pilchard, Steve Gibson’s DT Special variation, and my go to the Captiva Cannibal.

If you have questions or other topics in mind you would like explained, feel free to comment or send me an email.

Keep Your Wraps Tight & Feathers Straight!

-Drew