Cowen's Baitfish

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The keys to this fly are the polar fiber tail that moves naturally unlike any other synthetic, a weighted hook that gets this bushy pattern down quick and in the feeding lane, and the hot pink flourofiber throat that changes color in the light and drives fish nuts. All in all a spectacular and productive big baitfish fly. Colors, Chartreuse/White, Olive/White.
Size: 2, 2/0, 4/0.

Cowen’s Baitfish (approx 4” in length)

Hook Tiemco 600SP (size 1/0) 
Thread Danville mono (size .006 fine)
Eyes Epoxy 3-D (size #6 silver w/black pupil)
Weight Lead wire (size .035 wrapped around hook shank)
Braid Flat body braid (pearl)
Tail White Polar Fibre
Underbelly White Flash-N-Slinky
Wing Olive Flash-N-Slinky over lavender, grey Flash-N-Slinky over lavender or all chartreuse
Throat Fluoro Fibre (hot pink)
Glue Soft Tex used just beyond hook bend on Polar Fibre to prevent fouling


Cowen's Baitfish is available through retailers that carry flies from Umpqua Feather Merchants


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