Monday, June 27, 2016

Tying the Speck

The Speck

The Speck gets it's name from the speckled CDL hackle used, which provides a speckled or barred leg look to this pattern in the water. This pattern does well for me as a dropper below bassbugs or larger foam patterns for bluegill. It is also a great pattern for crappie when fished alone with a floating line & long leader and twitch-retrieved.

Speck Recipe

Hook:  #10 Standard 2xl Nymph Hook
Bead:  Gold Tungsten
Thread:  6/0 Black
Tail:  Black Marabou
Body:  Clear Body Glass over Gold Holographic Tinsel
Hackle:  Medium Pardo Coq-de-Leon (CDL)
Collar:  Black Ice-Dub

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