This week's Fly Friday is from Steve Silverio, it's 'The Hollow Fleye Rattle - Jig.....
This fly is designed for the giant redfish populating the Pamlico Sound in North Carolina during August-September. They move up into the sound for the pre-spawn, following schools of mullet & menhaden, two of their primary sources of food.
Drum are attracted to sound, a necessary adaptation in the stained water of the rivers feeding into the Pamlico Sound. Their massive size, often 40 lbs (18 kilos) or more and long, blistering runs, require a strong hook with a large, stout bend to sink and hold in those powerful jaws. The Jig 86X is just the hook for the job!