It is only just July on the Oregon Coast, but it is not too soon to get geared and flied up for Albacore, because they could be here any day now. Other effective tuna flies are in my book, SEA Flies, available on Amazon or at your local fly shop or as a personalized copy if you contact me through the blog. This is a very simple fly to tie and is very effective as well. The principle components of this pattern are:
EP Senyo’s Chromatic Brush Live Bait
Farrar’s Blend (bucktail white, dark green, herring back, bonze back, rainbow, etc)
Hareline Holographic Eyes (5/16 or larger)
Clear Cure Goo (tack free squeeze)
Gamakatsu SC 15 2H (sizes 2/0 – 4/0)
Here is a step by step visual of this fly’s creation.
Hope you find this interesting, and I know from experience that this simple fly catches Albacore tuna.
Jay Nicholas July 2015