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Ok, so I maybe fish a streamer more than most, I admit it. Once I figured it out it became simply second nature, almost to a fault. There are times I’m fishing a streamer when I should really be fishing nymphs, something to work on. The evolution of angler should never stop, it is through constant evaluation and re-evaluation that we excel. I write this two Ranger IPA’s down and looking forward to tossing flies at trout tomorrow. Ironic that I think about my streamer “crutch” as I write the introduction to something I’ve been mulling over about for a couple months or so, something more natural, with more…boogie. The Jungle Boogie, with less flash, a simple yet effective profile and tons of motion it is my Sculpin pattern. Sure, it needs extensive field testing and this coming season will allow for that, but for now I am confident that it will see trout. Browns, brookies, and yes…stocker rainbows will see this pattern in the coming months. Then after a couple adjustments and the development of a couple more color options this will become a staple in my arsenal. This fly, named after the movement that the jointed sections provide, tied on two #12 Dia-Riki 135 Scud hooks and linked by a simple length of backing, moves. I like the lack of flash, it will have it’s days when the trout turn down the flashy SMB for something more… realistic. Weight will need a bit of tweaking, as of now it’s roll casting close to 40ft accurately, I’d like to get 50 out of it. I’d also like to mention that [singlepic id=3204 w=340 h=260 float=right]the dubbed portion of this fly is made possible by the groovy dubbing courtesy of Singlebarbed.com, the Free Range. Natural in color with just enough flash to freak me out, this stuff rocks and that’s the only reason why I keep plugging it. Get into it, trust me, you’ll never go back. With that… the only fly that I know of that has a theme song…the Jungle Boogie. Kool and the Gang, 1974…get down, get down…Jungle Boogie. Here I come trout…
Note: This is Not a Woolly Bugger.
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