Flashtail Whistler, Blanton's |
By Jason Akl
Dan Blanton is known as one of the pioneers in the area of saltwater fly fishing and tying. His saltwater fly creations have become famous world-wide. Many of his creations date back more than 30 years and are still considered top flies for catching almost any saltwater species. The Whistler series of flies have a tail that can only be described as a comet of fur. These distinctive tails help in getting attention from any fish species that might be lurking in the area. These fishtails as Dan calls them are fashioned from standard Flashabou or Mylar and bucktail, making a tasty treat for any fish but especially striped bass.
Tie this fly in sizes 1/0 - 3/0.