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Beck's Lurex Cat


While wooly buggers receive all the hype, these "cat flies" are a useful variation to fish as a team or singularly.

Tassie fishing guide Bill Beck on his Krystal Cat fly...

This fly is used as the top dropper in a team of three flies and is the best-catching wet fly I have used personally and when guiding clients. Works best using the Scientific Anglers Mastery Wet Tip in sink rate V and teamed with the Green Machine as point 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.