The black-nosed dace is a pattern first made famous by legendary angler and tyer Art Flick. It has always been one of my go-to bucktail patterns too. So I tied a quartet of them this week to round out one of my spring bucktail boxes.
The one pictured is a bit shaggy and perhaps not sparse enough, but I like them this way -- and the fish don't seem to mind either.
Normally, I build them on Mustad 9672s or some other down-eyed streamer hook, but I have a book in which Art Flick ties them on an up-eyed salmon hook so I did the same. I think they look great this way too.
Here's the recipe:
Hook: Streamer hook of your choice. 3X length minimum.
Thread: Black 6/0 or finer.
Tag: Red wool
Body: Silver mylar tinsel
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