- Hook: Size 4 long shank, barbless
- Thread: Clear monofil or light tan
- Underbody: Krystal flash, copper or red
- Body: Sight cast redfish brush 2” in copper, rust or olive copper (available from sponsor bwc.flies.com.au)
- If not using barbless hooks, crush barb.
- Add coloured bead – remember to place smaller dole opening to the front.
- Lay bed on hook, making sure you make extra turns of the thread behind bead to prevent it from having excess movement.
- Tie in four strands of krystal flash on top at bend of hook. Secure with a whip finish then wind flash to just behind bead head, returning to bend of hook. Whip finish but leave thread here.
- Tie brush wire at bend of hook then wind cotton back to just behind the bead.
- Wind brush over hook and tie in just behind the bead.
- Whip finish and, if needed, add a small amount of head cement behind bead.
- Brush out lightly.
How to Fish
Trout often move slowly during their beat so mix up your retrieves to increase your chance of a catch, eg. figure 8 or long fast/slow retrieves.
I’d also like to suggest, if possible, you cast at a quarter to, 12 o’clock, quarter past. If no success then add an extra metre of length and repeat. The one thing I’d like to recommend is that you relax and have fun. Enjoy being out on the water “doing it”.