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

Date: 20

Hook: #10 Scud hook

Thread: 6/0 Tan

Underbody: close cell foam

Body: Silver minnow Arizona simi seal

Back: Thin skin

Legs: Camel uni-flexx

Eyes: Red bead

Stopper: 3/32 gold bead

Cover back with UV resin