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Hook: Mustad 9672 (it's a 3x long streamer hook)

Thread: red or orange

Tail: red thread (optional)

Body: gold or silver tinsel

Wing: red marabou over yellow marabou

Head: red or orange thread

Joe writes;

Our typical outfit is about a 6 wt. with a sink tip line, but a 4 wt. can handle most fish. The technique effective on the hickory shad is to cast across & slightly upstream, then throw in a downstream mend, allowing the line to sink as the fly swings across the flow. Most hits are on the swing or at the end of the swing. A couple quick strips before picking up can also work well.


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