Cowen's Albie Anchovie
 

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A small baitfish imitation designed for false albacore, but great for bonito and other small tunny. Generally speaking because of their smaller mouths, little tunny go after smaller baitfish schools and rip through them with abandon. Often the best way to fish them is to cast into the fray and let the fly dead drift as if stunned. Albies and bonito will often clean up the stunned baitfish after a blitz. Color, Shrimp/Tan.
Size: 4.

Cowen’s Albie Anchovy (size #6 approx 1 ¾” length and size #4 approx 2 ½” length)

Hook Tiemco 811S (size #4-6)
Thread Danville mono (size .006 fine)
Underbelly Shrimp Polar Fibre
Wing Olive Polar Fibre over shrimp Polar Fibre
Belly Sac Silver Gliss-N-Glow (or similar)
Body E Z Body Braid (size medium) natural color
Eyes Prismatic stick on (silver w/black pupil size #2)
Glue Devcon 5 minute epoxy

 

 

The Albie Anchovie is available through retailers that carry flies from Umpqua Feather Merchants

 


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