|My version of - Tacklebox Split Tail|
Tacklebox Split Tail, is a pattern originally design and tie by Nick Ooi of Tacklebox Adventure Fly Shop. This pattern is specially effective for our local freshwater Hercules - 'Sebarau' or to be accurate - Hampala macrolepidota. The Tacklebox Split Tail is commonly tie in Red or Orange... not sure why the 'Sebarau' like it in that colors but other colors are less effective.
The picture of Nick with his 'Sebarau'
The original Tacklebox Split Tail tie by Nick Ooi
Dron's version of Tacklebox Split Tail
Arctic Fox hair - Red or Orange
Cork neck heckle - Red or Orange
SLF D.Whitlock Minnow Belly Dubbing
Streamer hook size 8-6
Lead Eye dumb bell
The step by step tying instructions:
Prepare the streamer hook
Tie in the dumb bell eye
Tie in a small amount of Arctic Fox Hair
Tie in a pair of Cork Neck heckle, make sure it's tie split outwards
Prepare a dubbing loop and dub in the SLF Minnow Belly dubbing
Spin in the dubbing to create a belly
Brush the dubbing
Tie in the flashabou at the side
Tie in another bunch of Arctic Fox Hair, trim the extra
Tie in some flashabou on top of the Arctic Fox Hair
Whip finish and apply the head cement
A complete Tacklebox Split Tail
Some Tacklebox Split Tail tied ... White is also my favorite.