Aqua Seal Boatman
I routinely fish this fly during the month of September to imitate water boatman. Fishing the boatman hatch can be one of the most exciting times for fly anglers as trout throw caution to the wind during a boatman hatch leading too some ferocious and very hard takes. I usually fish it with a floating line and long leader or a clear intermediate fly line. My retrieve usually is a fast paced figure eight retrieve, a pause for 5 seconds, and an occasional 4 inch strip. What I like about this fly is the addition of aqua seal that essentially makes the fly last forever.
Originator: Danie Erasmus
Hook: #10 TMC 2487
Thread: 6/0 yellow
Weight: (Optional) a few wraps of 0.03 lead wire
Under body: Yellow dubbing to form the body
Body: Very thin white packing foam
Back: Brown stretch flex
Legs: Brown Uni-flex
Tying notes: Before adding the legs I cover the fly with a little aqua seal and let dry for 5 minutes on a rotisserie wheel/epoxy wheel. I then insert the legs using a needle that I push right through the fly.