The Beast by Andre van Wyk

Andre van Wyk, frequent star of The Mission, ties a “Beast” fleye – a baitfish/squid imitation invented by Bob Popovic, using his hollow fleye technique on a mono extension to create both length and profile for imitating extra large prey items. This technique is not exclusive for tying giant flies, and the mono extension has many applications in helping tyers get a little extra length out of even non primo bucktail, which is becoming increasingly more difficult to find worldwide. The hollow fleye technique allows for the bucktail to swim with a lot of movement, and very little weight. The Beast is mainly used for targeting large saltwater species, but has applications across both fresh and saltwater.

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