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Lead Eyed Gonga
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Pattern Lead Eyed Gonga
Lead Eyed Gonga
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Category Streamers
Entered Mon, 09 Feb 2009
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Hook: TMC 5263 #2......... Thread: 3/0 Monocord................. Eyes: Medium Lead Eyes Painted Yellow, tied to the underside of the hook shank............ Tail: Sculpin Olive Marabou ....................... Hackle: Olive Grizzly Variant Schlappen ............ Body: Olive Ice Dubbing............................ Legs: Chrome Sili Legs, Green/Black ............... Head: Polarfiber, Olive.............................
Pattern Description
The Lead Eyed Gonga has been one of my favorite streamer patterns for the last several years, although I have done a pretty good job of keeping it secret in that time. The Original Gonga was spawned as a sculpin pattern for a friend of mine going to Alaska, but the fly worked so well here it became a stand-by in my flybox. The pattern shown here is easier to tie than the original, which had a matuka-style marabou wing and was frankly, a pain in the $%^ to tie. Try a few of these this spring and fall when the fish are on the prowl...the wide head and bulky body of the Gonga draw fish in well both in rivers and stillwaters.