This week's Fly Friday comes from PRO-Team member Dennis Gamboa and it's The Lagartun GT FLY Blue, Tan and Chartreuse...

Designed to imitate a variety reef fish, goatfish and needlefish species.

I used this extensively on Christmas Island for chasing Giant trevally. The tubing is very unique, designed with 3 different materials, to give it color,texture and rigidity. It's light weight design and water shedding properties makes for casting. I developed this pattern 4 years ago for fly guys fishing the Baja waters for roosters, dorado and jacks.

It's now a great pattern for fishing Giant Trevally.

1. Lagartun GT FLY- Blue

Hook: Tarpon STS or Sea beast 1/0-4/0
Thread: uni mono thread
Tail: Jail house Marabou in Blue
Body: Lagartun Tube Braid in Pearl or Blue ( small to xl argue)
Belly: white Snowrunner or polar bear
Wing: chartreuse Snowrunner under blue Snowrunner , topped with blue flurifibre
Later line- mirror flash
Head: red 3 d molded eyes and epoxy 2 ton.

2. Lagartun GT FLY- Tan

Hook: Tarpon STS or Sea beast 1/0-4/0
Thread: uni mono thread
Tail: Jail house Marabou in Tan
Body: Lagartun Tube Braid in Gold or pearl ( small to xl argue)
Belly: white Snowrunner or polar bear
Wing: yellow Snowrunner under tan Snowrunner , topped with tan krystal flash
Later line- mirror flash
Head: silver 3 d molded eyes and epoxy 2 ton.

 

3. Lagartun GT FLY- Chartreuse

Hook: Tarpon STS or Sea beast 1/0-4/0
Thread: uni mono thread
Tail: Jail house Marabou in Chartreuse
Body: Lagartun Tube Braid in Pearl small to xl size tubing
Belly: white Snowrunner or polar bear
Wing: olive Snowrunner under chartreuse Snowrunner , topped with chartreuse flurifibre and Krystal flash
Later line- mirror flash
Head: silver 3 d molded eyes and epoxy 2 ton.

 

Dennis Gamboa

Dennis has been commercially tying flies for over 20 years and teaching fly tying classes for over 15 years to the fishing community in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.  While his creative love is tying saltwater patterns, he also rocks out trout and salmon flies for local fly shops and is known to dress a Classic or two.

When he's not out chasing salmon and trout on his stand-up paddle board his local business, The Fly Box, produces over 25,000 flies a year.  He has been featured in BC Outdoors Magazine and is renowned for his original takes on current and timeless fly patterns.  Dennis shines at the bench when he is teaching his innovative commercial techniques to all level of tyers. He is a contributing writer for Inspired Spaces and his creativity and design earned him a spot on the Lagartun PRO-Staff Team. He is one of our newest members to join the Partridge PRO-Team to represent the West Coast of Canada.

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