Simroe Special

Simroe SpecialThis fly is named in honor of Master rod builder Ted Simroe. Ted and the legendary Lefty Kreh developed this pattern years ago for stripers and albacore fishing. It is basically a streamer pattern. As with most streamers it is easy to cast, matches well small and medium sized baits and is very durable even with toothy critters such as bluefish. I used this pattern last fall at Montauk and stripers loved it! This pattern can be tied in an almost infinite combination of colors such as tan/white, green/chartreuse, olive/white, sea foam green/white, purple/lavender and yellow/white.

 

 

 

 

Materials

 

Hook: Mustad 34007SS size 1/0
Thread: White
Tail: White bucktail
Wing: White bucktail, red bucktail, blue bucktail
Body: Silver tinsel or mylar, clear braided mono thin
Eyes: Silver/black stick on size 2
Flash: Silver tinsel (or equivalent), red and blue Krystal Flash
Adhesive: Head cement, 5-minute epoxy

Tying Instructions

 

  1. Place hook in vise and attach thread to rear of shank
  2. Cut a spare clump of white bucktail and attach it to the rear of the hook
  3. Attach a 6 inch piece of silver tinsel to the rear of the hook on top of the bucktail
  4. Attach a 6 inch piece of braided mono to the rear of the hook on top of the bucktail
  5. Wrap forward the shank of the hook with the silver tinsel. Use as many wraps as necessary to completely cover the shank. Secure the tinsel to the front of the hook behind the eye
  6. Carefully wrap forward the braided mono so as to completely cover the tinsel body. Use only one layer of mono. Be sure there are no gaps between the wrappings. Secure the mono to the front of the hook behind the eye
  7. Coat the braided mono generously with clear head cement. The mono will take on a translucent appearance when the cement dries
  8. After the cement has dried cut a spare piece of white bucktail and attach it as a wing to the front of the hook behind the eye. Let it flow back over the top of the hook
  9. Cut a spare piece of red bucktail and attach it as a second wing to the front of the hook behind the eye. Lay the red bucktail over the white bucktail wing
  10. Tie 4 or 5 strands of red colored Krystal Flash over the red wingFold the tubing in half to find the center and make a hole in the tubing at that point.
  11. Cut a spare piece of blue bucktail and attach it as a third wing to the front of the hook behind the eye. Lay the blue bucktail over the red bucktail wing
  12. Tie 4 or 5 strands of blue colored Krystal Flash over the blue wing
  13. Whip finish the head and seal with head cement
  14. Attach a stick on eye to either side of the head
  15. Coat the head with 5-minute epoxy and allow to dry

 

 

 

Leave a Reply