Shallow Water Striper Fly

Add a visual element to shallow-water bassing.

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Add a visual element to shallow-water striper fishing.John Frazier
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Wrap thread from the eye of the hook to the bend, and tie in a sparse amount of Super Hair about 1½ times the hook length.John Frazier
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Add several strands of pearl flash at the bend and a clump of Super Hair similar in amount and length to the first.John Frazier
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Cut the front of a foam cylinder at a 45-degree angle using a sharp razor blade or knife. The length of the cylinder should be the same as the hook shank. Heat a bodkin and carefully insert it straight through the foam one-eighth inch from what will be the bottom of the diver. Directly above the first hole, insert a heated bodkin long enough to accept the rattle. Force the rattle into the slot.John Frazier
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Wrap the cylinder with tape, trim the excess from the slanted portion with scissors and apply adhesive eyes.John Frazier
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Apply a thin layer of epoxy (not shown) to the shank, and slide the cylinder in place. Make certain the cylinder is in the correct diver position before the cement sets.John Frazier