I started out tying this streamer unweighted and then two versions, the last one with a tungsten cone in size large just behind the eyes. The BJ will perform well in both versions but a weighted BJ will “start to fish” sooner after it has hit the water. The fact that the cone is placed apox. 5-6 mm behind the hook eye, and not directly behind it, makes the BJ to kinda “hoover” when you pause the retrieve, instead of diving…and yes, BJ looks rather bulky, but it will slim down in the stream.
Trailer Hook: 8 strands of Flashabou Holo on Gamakatsu B10S/F314.
Fold the flashabou, tie it backwards and trim the strand to uneven lenghts.
Senyo’s Fusion Dub. Or any flashy dubbing longer than one inch.
Fold the dubbing, tie it backwards.
Rabbit strip. You want aprox. 5mms of the skin behind the hook bend but of course, this is only a matter of taste.
Fill the dubbing loop with Senyo’s Fusion Dub.
Hackle it. Use a needle or/and brush to get the dubbing out.
Split the hackle/dubbing to both sides and fold the rabbit strip over and finish this trailer hook off.
Put the tungsten cone on the Gamakatsu B10S/F314 hook. Attach wire and one 6mm bead and the trailer hook.
Pinch down and fold dubbing on both sides of the hook.
The rabbit strip’s skin should end where the trailer hook’s strip “starts”.
Repeat the trailer hook’s dubbing and schlappen.
Stop here…remember to save some room for rabbit strips and laser dub in front of the conehead…How much? Look ahead in this SBS.
Hackle and whip it. Do NOT cut the thread!
Move the thread to the front of the cone from under. If you do this, the pressure from the thread will press the cone downwards and enhance chance for the fly to travel “upright”.
Rabbit strip. Press hard.
Rabbit strip of a lighter color. “Skin end” should be as short as possible without tearing apart.
Tight and cut it.
Fly-Rite mixed with SLF Prism (!). Or Senyo’s Laser Dub.
Fold and stripe!
One more layer of Oskar Hagelin’s secret blend 😉 just behind the hook eye.
8mm eyes of your choise.
And remember…anything under size 4 is a wet fly!