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Pig Sticker

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Pattern Description
The Pig Sticker is another worm imitation. The difference on this worm, is that you can weight the underbody to use it without any additional weight on the line. The Kahle Hook, with it's extreme hook bend mimics a writhing worm as it drifts through the water and has great hooking power. Be careful with some of the bigger Mustad hooks, as the gap can be a bit wide and results in a brainer oftentimes. I usually flatten the bend on the larger hooks to narrow the gap a bit and eliminate this problem. You can tie the Pig Sticker in a variety of colors and freely substitute materils as well. Wire wrapped over the hook shank has accounted for it's fair share of fish, as have plain thread ribbed with wire, mini-flat braid in hot colors like red and orange do the trick, floss, whatever you like. Tie a few up and try 'em. You'll be surprised how well they work under a variety of conditions. PINCH THE BARB ON THE MUSTAD HOOK, it's too dang big anyway!
Materials Needed:

Hook: Gamakatsu C12U or Mustad 37160 #4-12 Thread: UTC 140 Denier Worm Band: Pink 140 Denier thread. Coating: Sally Hansen's Hard As Nails
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Cover the hook shank with lead wraps. This is optional, of course, but it's sort of the idea here. I use .010 or .015 lead and am pretty heavy handed with it. charlie's flybox
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Start the brown thread at the front of the lead wraps and build up a taper from the bare shank onto the lead wraps. charlie's flybox
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Work the thread back over the lead all the way to the bend as shown. Be sure to taper on either end of the lead and cover all the lead with the thread. charlie's flybox
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Whip finish and clip the brown thread at the hook eye. Attach the pink thread at the midpoint of the body and build up a small lump as shown. Whip finish and clip the pink thread. charlie's flybox
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Put a heavy coat of Sally Hansen's over the whole fly and when it dries, add another coat. Sharpen up that Mustad hook and mash that barb before you fish. That is all. charlie's flybox
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Pig Sticker tied with orange Mini Flat braid and an overcoat of Sally Hansen's charlie's flybox
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Yet another variation. Play with different color combinations. charlie's flybox
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