Tied by Mike Miozza
Hook: Eagle Claw 254 SS or equivalent
Thread: Clear fine mono
Under Wing: White bucktail or Craft Fur
Flash: Pearl Flashabou
Body: Small Pearl EZ Body
Wing: Root Beer and Brown Crystal Flash
Eyes: 2.0 stick-on
A go-to patterns for inshore Pelagics (False Albacore and Green Bonito). These flies will usually match the forage that these speedsters are feeding on when they start to appear in mid-August
When fishing these patterns I like them rigged on either a floating line or some type of sinking system too. The type of retrieve will vary as well. Fast strips will normally get their attention but sometimes just letting it sink through the school is what they prefer. Let the fish tell you what they want.
When fishing for these speedsters, try not to get caught up in the run and gun syndrome. If you watch carefully you can see a pattern appear that tells you how their feeding. You'll catch more fish and won't spook them into leaving.
Keep in mind that the best bite is usually just after sun-up. So, plan to be on the water early.