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RiverBum Predator Flies

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What makes a good predator fly? When you’re talking Musky, Pike, Dorado, and Stripers….you want a large fly that can push some water. You want a bulky type profile that moves and ungulates that screams come and get it! Dinner is served.

The challenge when using bucktail can be stiff and not flow nicely in the water; while marabou may move great in the water, but at these large fly sizes, it tends to take on too much water. This can make it feel like you’re trying to cast a lead balloon.

New synthetic fiber development has made it possible to have the best of both worlds. The fibers 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%. These means you are concentrating more on fly placement and less on chucking a water-logged fly.

Predator flies are expensive. Unfortunately, most on the market do not last. Our DriCast series flies are tied on all stainless steel, saltwater hooks and when combined with the synthetic materials: they are built to last, and last, and last. We have guide reports of 30-50 fish on these flies. Now that’s quality.

Fly fishing takes us to some of the most beautiful places our world has to offer.  Please remember to do your part in keeping our water clean:  Pack it in, Pack it out.  Until next time my fishy friends....

Tight Lines and Screaming Drags

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