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Pattern Tequeely
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Category Streamers
Entered Wed, 01 Sep 2010
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Hook: Daiichi or TMC 5263 #2-8>>>>> Bead: 7/32" Gold Brass Bead, Original Version uses 5/32" Gold Brass Bead>>>>> Weight: .030 Lead Wire>>>>> Thread: 3/0 Mono or UTC 140 Denier Orange or Black>>>>> Tail: Yellow over black over yellow Marabou>>>>> Body: Large Copper Crystal Chenille, twisted together with Medium Pearl Cactus Chenille. Legs: Medium Yellow Rubber Legs, 3 Sets of two
Pattern Description
The Tequeely has been around for qui te some time, but I am afraid I know, and can find very little about it's creator or inception. What I do know is that it's a great shallow running streamer pattern, it's easy to cast and on the right day fish go bananas for it. This fly is typically tied with the wide spread rubber legs, fat crystal chenille body, full marabou tail and but a small brass bead head for weight. The original version gets the job done, but I like to use a slightly larger bead and a few wraps of lead to keep the fly down a bit in the water. The bulk and volume of the Tequeely keep it from sinking quickly, but the added weight keeps it from skimming the surface when i am pounding the banks. I still carry some with just the smaller bead, just in case the fish want to look up at it, but for the most part have switched to the slightly heavier version shown here. As to what this fly imitates...God knows. Maybe fish like to snack on rubber legged hot dogs from time to time.