Eli Berant – Great Lakes Fly – Part 2

Eli sent me so much information on his arsenal of muskie/pike flies that I felt it deserved a two part post. So here are three more big bad streamers from Eli Berant of Great Lakes Fly.

Halfachunk

Halfachunk

Halfachunk

(7-8”)
Hook: 5/0 or 6/0 Spinnerbait hook
Thread: UTC 280
Rattle: Jig rattle on a spider collar arm tied off the back of the hook
Tail: Clump of Icelandic Sheep Hair tied off the back, bucktail tied in on both the top and bottom of the hook with another clump of Icelandic Sheep tied on both top and bottom of the hook.
Body: Bucktail tied in traditionally,on both top and bottom (2 each), add 3 saddle feathers to each flank, add flash, and, tie 1 more section of bucktail on top and bottom
Flash: Magnum Halo Flashabou and Krystal Flash
Head and Collar: Spun Deer hair trimmed to shape

Threads protected with Clear Cure Goo or similar

Chunkamonk

Chunkamonk

Chunkamonk

(10-12”)
Hooks: Rear: Spinnerbait hook 5/0 or 6/0 Front: Gamakatsu SL12S 8/0
Thread: UTC 280
Rear Hook:
Rattle: Jig rattle on a spider collar arm tied off the back of the hook
Tail: Clump of Icelandic Sheep Hair tied off the back, bucktail tied in on both the top and bottom of the hook with another clump of Icelandic Sheep tied on both top and bottom of the hook.
Body: Bucktail tied in traditionally,on both top and bottom (2 each), add 2 saddle feathers to each flank, top with Magnum Holo Flashabou, tie 2 more sections of bucktail on top and bottom with 2 more longer saddle feathers added to each flank before tying on the final clump of bucktail. Finish with Clear Cure Goo or similar.
Front Hook:
Connection .024” coated wire and 4 beads
Body: Bucktail tied in on top and bottom 3 sections
Rattle: Jig rattle on a spider collar arm tied off the back of the hook added to a top section of bucktail
Flash: Magnum Holo Flashabou and Krystal Flash
Head and Collar: Spun Deer hair trimmed to shape
Threads protected with Clear Cure Goo or similar

Moonbat

Moonbat

Moonbat

(10-12”)
Hooks: (2) 6/0 Spinnerbait Hooks
Thread: UTC 280
Rear Hook:
Tail: Magnum Holo Flashabou tied off the back, with the closest 1 inch of material to the hook stiffened with CCG Flex, or goop. a section of SynYak or similar tied in reverse style on both the top and bottom of the hook.
Body: Alternating sections of bucktail until you get about ¾” from the eye of the hook. Before you tie on the last top piece of bucktail tie in 2 long saddle feathers along each flank, then magnum halo flashabou, then 1 more saddle feather along each flank. Top that off with another section of bucktail. Slide on a popper head reversed and secured with goop. Tie in a section of Icelandic Sheep on both top and bottom and finish this section with a collar of a schlappen feather palmered.
Front Hook:
Connection .024 Wire with 4 beads, secured to the front hook.
Body: One section of bucktail on both top and bottom, add a popper head reversed with goop. Add one section of Icelandic sheep on top and bottom, then 1 or 2 sections of bucktail if you can fit it with the ratttle being on the head.
Flash: Magnum Halo Flashabou and Krystal Flash
Collar: Schlappen
Rattle: Jig rattle with nub cut off tied on top at the eye of the hook
Head: Jig rattle wrapped in standard chenille and then cactus chenille, and add ½” 3D dome eyes with goop.

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