“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.
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