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Schmidt's Articulated Rattlesnake

Schmidt's Articulated Rattlesnake
by Ray Schmidt
09/10/07 2007 Schmidt Outfitters

 

Materials
Hooks
  •  Stinger: Maruto 8245 size 8
  •  Body: Maruto 8245 size 6
Connector  20 lb Maxima, with 3 beads
Thread:  50 GSP (color to match fly)
Stinger Fly:
  • Poly Flash Pearl,
  • Barred rabbit (color of choice)
  • Pearl Flashabou
 Main Body Fly:
  • Pearl Poly flash
  • Barred Rabbit
  • Pearl Flashabou
  • Red Krystal Flash
  • Red Dumbell eyes
  • Deer body hair

Articulated Rattlesnake Step By Step Instruction

Articulated Rattlesnake Step One

Articulated Rattlesnake Step Two

Articulated Rattlesnake Step Three

Step One

Build a body from the poly flash.

Step Two

Tie the poly flash off.

Step Three

Tie in the barred rabbit on one side.

Articluated Rattlesnake Step Four

Articulated Rattlesnake Step Five

Articulated Rattlesnake Step Six

Step Four

Tie in the barred rabbit on the other side.

Step Five

Tie in the flashabou and whip finish.

Step Six

Loop the mono through the eye of the stinger hook and string the beads on.

Articulated Rattlesnake Step Seven

Articulated Rattlesnake Step Eight

Articulated Rattlesnake Step Nine

Step Seven

Lash the mono on the hook shank and then tie it back as shown to support the beads.

Step Eight

Apply the poly flash as shown.

Step Nine

Tie the barbell eyes on the underside of the hook shank.

 Articulated Rattlesnake Step Ten

 Articulated Rattlesnake Step Eleven

Articulated Rattlesnake Step Twelve

Step Ten

Tie in the rabbit strips.

Step Eleven

Tie in the flashabou and krystal flash.

Step Twelve

Spin the deer hair behind the eyes and in front.

Schmidt's Articulated Rattlesnake

Finished Fly

Shape the head as shown and go fishing!



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