Ravenclaw gets its name from the famous Harry Potter series, my daughters all time favorite. This is no kids fly though. This 8" long fly is tied on a 5/0 Gamakatsu chemically sharpened hook, Surface Seducer Howitzer heads that remain just under the surface enabling these flies to pop or dive depending on how much force is used with each strip. Pop on an extra slow intermediate line/leader and you can have the best of both worlds. This is my favorite pattern in low light conditions with a mist coming off the water.
What does DriCast mean? Bucktail can be stiff and not natural. Marabou is lively, but can get waterlogged and heavy on large patterns. New synthetic fiber development has made it possible to have the best of both worlds. The fibers we use are softer than bucktail but stiffer than marabou, and they undulate in the water to imitate the natural movement of baitfish. The great thing about these materials is they shed water quickly on your backcast, up to 80%, hence the term DriCast. This means you are concentrating more on fly placement and less on chucking a water-logged fly.
All flies are tied on stainless steel saltwater grade hooks and are built to last. These are our guide series flies where performance and durability are a premium.