Streamer Junky
Fly Tying Tutorials - Beginner Predator Flies
This is a short video series aimed at showcasing the most basic predator fly patterns - the Bucktail Deceiver and BULKHead Deceiver - and how to adapt them to best fit your conditions and forage species. These two flies can be tied with bare minimum materials, are extremely durable, and are flat out some of the most successful predator flies ever designed. I had the pleasure of filming this series down in Brazil this past Oct. and put these flies through the ringer with great success fooling many large Peacock Bass. Weather your targeting trophy Amazon Peacocks, Northwoods Smallmouth and Musky, or East Coast Stripers - these are the flies that will get you started and follow you for a lifetime of success on the water. 

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  1. Part 1: Bucktail Deceiver
    Introduction to the series along with a step by step of one of the simplest and yet most effective baitfish imitations - the Bucktail Deceiver
  2. Part 2 : BULKhead Deceiver
    This video aims to show the genius of Popovic's Bulkhead technique which allows for a greatly altered silhouette and completely different nuances in the flies action!
  3. Part 3: Jig - BULKhead Deceiver
    Highlighting the Bulkhead technique on this weighted platform for getting down in dirty while matching the silhouette of most bottom dwelling forage species!
  4. Part 4: Bonus - Freestyle Bulkhead
    This videos aims to bring it all together by "Freestyling" over Popovics Bulkhead design creating a more realistic profile and color true to the suggested forage!
  5. Freestyle Bulkhead Swimming Frog
    These last two "Freestyle" videos aim to showcase the freedom you have as a tier by simply sculpting your silhouette and feathering the details to match whatever forage you need to imitate.
  6. Freestyle Jig BULKhead Craw
    These last two "Freestyle" videos aim to showcase the freedom you have as a tier by simply sculpting your silhouette and feathering the details to match whatever forage you need to imitate.
  7. Classic Hair Wing
    This video is a simple step by step for a Classic Style - Bucktail Hair Wing Streamer - which is a perfect recipe style for downsizing bucktail technique to match smaller forage species as well as juveniles.
  8. Build-A-Beast
    This is the final installment of the Beginner Predator Flies tying series. The Build-A-Beast program is a simple variation from Bob Popovics Beast Fleye combined with inspiration from Blane Chocklett's Game Changer flies. The result is an extremely light, easy casting fly that is more accessible behind the vise with the ability to fine tune weight and silhouette after completion!