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Green Mackerel Fly

Creator: unknown

This is a large blue water baitfish pattern which is used in many places throughout the world. It works on marlin, sailfish, mahi-mahi, barracuda, giant trevally and other large predatory species. This version is lightweight, easy to cast and swims great. It is a relatively easy tie just takes some time & patience.

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RECIPE

Hook:

Saltwater hook size 2/0-10/0

Thread:

White Flymaster (210 denier) or clear monfilament

Tail/Body:

Chartreuse, Green (Olive) & White Synthetic fibers

Gill:

Red synthetic fibers or red marabou

Eyes:

Stick-on holographic eyes 5-10mm

Flash:

EP sparkle fibers

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