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Morlock’s 4 Eyes by Kevin Morlock

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Morlock’s 4 Eyes by Kevin Morlock

This steelhead and salmon fly came about as I tried to incorporate two of my favorite fly tying materials, uv polar chenille and Flashabou Mirage into a fly.  The 4 Eyes is what I came up with and it has fished very well.  It glows and sparkles so much underwater that you’d think it has a battery.

Best For… salmon and steelhead            Could Also Be Used For… bass, trout, pike

 ***Materials listed in tying order

Hook… Mustad R74, size 4

Eyes… brass bead chain (4 long)

Tail… Flashabou Mirage (Hedron Inc.)

Body… Hareline Dubbin, dyed uv polar chenille

Hackle… schlappen

Head… peacock herl twisted on thread for strength and then wrapped behind and between lead eyes

A flock of 4 Eyes ready to hit the water.
A Morlock’s 4 Eyes in a fall picture.
Yet another fall picture with a 4 Eyes

 

References:
Pere Marquette River Fishing Report… Streamer Fishing for Steelhead on the PM River is OK
Pere Marquette River Fishing Report… Steelhead Fishing on the PM River is Average (in photo)
Pere Marquette River Fishing Report… Good Michigan Fly Fishing for King Salmon, Steelhead and Coho Salmon (in photo)
West Michigan Fishing Report… West Michigan steelhead numbers are ok, conditions and weather are perfect