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Beck's Green Machine


Tassie fishing guide Bill Beck on his Green Machine fly...

I fish the green Machine as a point fly in a team of three, using a Scientific Anglers Mastery Wet Tip in sink rate V. It is a consistent taker of fish and rainbows, in particular, love it. Use the Lurex Cat as the top dropper and Krystal Cat as middle dropper. Best fished from a drifting boat using a drogue to control the speed of drift. Vary your retrieve rate from short sharp pulls to long slow retrieves until you find a speed the trout like on the day. Also, mix up the depth fished from starting the retrieve as soon as the flies hit the water to counting down in multiples of 5 until the depth the fish are hanging in has been found.

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While wooly buggers receive all the hype, these "cat flies" are a useful variation to fish as a team or singularly.
Available in sizes #6-8