Sunday, October 21, 2012

Paul's November 2012 Fly of the Month

Phil's Chovy

Hook:  Size 2 800S Tiemco.

Thread:  Fine or medium mono.

Body:  Root beer crystal flash over camel, over light tan, over off white H2O polar fiber craft fur.

Over- body:  EZ Body coated with epoxy.

Eyes:  Mylar eyes.

This is a great fly to use when fishing for false albacore.  This pattern was developed by my friend Phil Sheffield.  He’s caught a lot of “albies” on this fly this past year.   It’s easy to tie and very durable.  The pattern should be kept under 2 inches in length.  It was derived from Murphy’s Pamet Special.  It can also be used to imitate anything slender such as silversides and sand eels.  You can use larger EZ body for mullet bunker or herring. 

This fly can also be viewed at the Housatonic Fly Fishermen’s Association website at .  If you have any questions about this fly or would like to submit a Fly of the Month I can be reached at 203 305-3850 or e-mail me at