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Pattern Barr's Slumpbuster
Barr's Slumpbuster
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Category Streamers
Entered Sat, 04 Sep 2004
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Hook: TMC 5262 #2-10 Thread: 3/0 Olive Monocord Cone: Brass or tungsten, sized to hook Weight: Lead wire, sized to hook Rib: Brassie Sized Ultra-Wire, color of your choice, (chartreuse used here) Body: Gold Mini-Flat Braid Wing: Dyed Pine Squirrel Zonker Strip, olive Collar: Dyed Pine Squirrel Strip wrapped like hackle
Pattern Description
The Slumpbuster is yet another piscatorial creation from John Barr. This fly is one of the few NEW streamer patterns that are actually something more than a Wooly Bugger variation. The Slumpbuster is heavily weighted at the front end to create a fish attracting jigging action in the water and its matuka-style fur strip wing breathes seductively without fouling. I prefer this pattern to the Zonker because of its ease of tying and durability. I like to fish this fly with a floating line and stout leader. I cast it toward the bank and retrieve with erratic strips. The speed and cadence of the retrieve is varied until the fish show their preference. Long, slow strips are sometimes the answer while fast and furious produces at other times. I like this fly in olive, black and rusty brown. Other variations include natural and white. Tie some of these up in a few different colors and sizes (don't overlook the size tens) and throw them the next time you're out on an overcast day. You'll like the results!