The Fat Boy

Published on Apr 16, 2015 by Martyn White

Here’s a deadly bait fish pattern for pelagic and on shore fish alike. The fatboy has a great profile and movement, it really pushes water and makes its tail wiggle as you strip it. If you fly fish for any of the tuna species, dorado or anything that eats a small fish you should put some of these in your box.

Gamakatsu S10S-4H size 2-8/0
lead wire
any synthetic you like- I use polar fibre or psuedo hair for the smaller ones
some flash that you like
tape eyes to suit ( I don’t like epoxy eyes on these)
clear bathroom silicone