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Drum Food Fly

Drum Food Fly

This is a terrific pattern for redfish and black drum that are feeding on small crabs and shrimp.

Materials:

  • Hook- Gamakatsu SC15 size 1
  • Thread- Copper Flat Waxed Nylon
  • Eyes- Small lead eyes
  • Tail- Orange/Black barred rubber legs
  • Body-EP Streamer brush in Speckle Gold color
  • Wing- Tan Craft Fur

Step 1-Start the thread wraps just behind the hook eye.

Step 2– Tie in the lead eyes and advance the thread to the bend of the hook.

Step 3– Tie in the first set of rubber legs.

Step 4– Tie in the second set of rubber legs just above the first set and trim to desires length.

Step 5– Tie in the EP streamer brush just in front of the rubber legs.

Step 6– Palmer the brush forward all the way to the lead eyes, secure the brush and trim off the excess.

Step 7– Trim the brush to the desired shape.

Step 8– Rotate the vise so the hook point is up and tie in a tuft of craft fur about an inch and half long.

Step 9– Build an even thread head, whip finish and cement. Bar the craft fur with a brown and orange permanent marker.

For central Florida residents, this fly and all materials can be purchased at Harry Goode’s Outdoor Shop located at 1231 East New Haven Ave., Melbourne, Fl. For those of you who do not live in the area just give them a call at 321-723-4751 to order the materials needed to tie this pattern. Harry Goode’s is Brevard County’s premier outdoor outfitter.

To book your inshore adventure on the Indian River Lagoon contact Capt. Rick Worman at 321-525-3893 or [email protected].

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Capt. Rick Worman is a fishing guide who specializes in fly and light tackle sight fishing on the Indian River Lagoon located in east central Florida. Through his own admission he is obsessed with the pursuit of shallow water gamefish and loves sharing his knowledge and passion with others. Other then spending time with his wife and two children there is no other place Rick would rather be than perched on the poling tower of his skiff guiding clients to their angling goals. Aside from being a guide Rick also enjoys putting his skills to the test by fishing competitively. In 2007 Rick and his partner won the FLW Redfish Series event on his home waters of Titusville and in 2004 he won the fly rod division of the Indian River Fall Classic. Whether guiding, fishing competitively or chasing his own angling pursuits Rick always takes great pleasure in sharing his knowledge with others and never seems to be at a loss for enthusiasm. To contact Captain Rick email him at [email protected] or visit Flatline Guide Service.