Written by Harold
- Published in Fly Fishing the Bear
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Don't let the name fool you, when it comes to catching Lake Trout or Arctic Char, this fly ain't no Dumbbell.
Hook: 3XL Streamer hook size 6-2/0
Body: Any color marabou long and supple
Head: Lead Dumbbell eye
Base: Silver tinsel
Thread: White 6/0 uni
Flash: Silver Flashabou
A very simple fly to tie and is mainly used as a slow presentation castable fly for lakers.
The fly is fast sinking and is intended to be stripped either with both hands very fast or slow but aggressive for a jig like action.
This is a great fly to use for sight casting small lakers in the shallows.
Another good use for this fly if tied with brightly coloured marabou and a variety of flash and can be used in the world famous Tree River in the early season when fresh running char are still very aggressive. In that scenario I would change out the hook to a salmon style, but otherwise tie it the same.
This fantastic fly is from the fly box of Josh "Jelly" Gelinas.