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Handlebar
« on: August 20, 2019, 04:37:51 PM »
HANDLEBAR FLY

Pink Handlebars are probably most popular fly for fishing Pinks, mimic shrimp.

MAIN COMPONENTS
  • #6 or #8 Saltwater hook, 1X straight shank.
  • Thread - Pink
  • Tail: Pink or pearl crystal flashabou to mimic legs of shrimp.
  • Underbody: Silver tinsel.
  • Body: Pink Edge Brite or Lazer Wrap plastic.
  • Options: 1) Light bead or bead chain eyes, 2) light over wing.
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Re: Pink Handlebar Fly - For Beach Fishing Pink Salmon
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2019, 10:33:31 AM »
From Barry Aldridge (HBFFA beach salmon fishing guru) on 2019-08-20.

Pink Handlebar is my go to pattern for Pink Salmon on the beach only.

MATERIALS
  • Hook brand is your choice. I use Daiichi X452 size #6.
  • 7/64 Gold bead, again your choice.
  • 6/0 hot fl. Pink thread.
TYING
  • Tie in 4 strands Pearl Crystal Flash for tail.
  • Cut Fluorescent Pink Edge Brite into 1/8" strips. Tie in a strip of Edge Brite.
  • Tie in a piece of silver flash-a-bou and wrap to the bead and tie off.
  • Wrap the Edge Brite forward over lapping each wrap by about 1/2. Again tie off at the bead.
  • Tie in 4 strands of Pearl Crystal Flash at the throat.
NOTE: The Pearl Crystal Flash can be changed to 3 or 4 strands of Krinkle Mirror Flash if you want to add more flash to the fly.

NOTE: All the patterns on you tube are good, pick one you like. Rule of thumb (Pink for Pinks). But there are other colours that work.
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