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How to tie the Snake Booby : Fly Tying Video

Published: 17th January 2017 | Author: Fulling Mill

One of the most asked questions we get here at Fulling Mill is how to securely fix the connections between snake flies. So we asked our Technical Manager Steve Carew, to show us how to tie the famous Snake booby.

When it comes to tying trout flies, there’s nothing more infuriating when a freshly tied fly falls to pieces after just a few casts, and snake flies can be notorious for falling apart if not tied correctly. Follow the video below to find out exactly how to a Snake Booby from start to finish.

Materials used:

Hook: Fulling Mill Comp Heavyweight Size 10
Thread: Black UTC 140
Eyes: 6mm Black Foam
Wing: Black Rabbit
Link: 6lb Braid
Flash: Fl Green Flashabou
Thorax: Black Crystal Hackle
Superglue: Fulling Mill Fishing Superglue

Designed by Rob Edmunds, these snake boobies are perfect for targeting both stocked and resident fish on small waters, still waters, and reservoirs. To fish these flies effectively through winter, fish them deep on heavy sinking lines. The Airflo Forty Plus Booby Basher is extremely effective line at this time of the year, you can gain much needed distance as well as depth, to get your flies down quickly.

Throughout the rest of the year when the fish are more widely spread through the water columns, snake boobies can be fished on any fly line from a floater to a Di 7. To find fish quickly, we tend to use a single snake booby on a medium sink line, swapping to a white one if there are little or no takes. A slow roly poly tends to get the fly moving as it should, as well as long slow pulls.

To find out how Fulling Mill Ambassador Rob Edmunds fishes his snake boobies, read this recent article below;

Snake Booby

If you’re not a fly tier and would prefer to buy your snake flies, please see our range of snake flies here. 

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