These flies are at least six inches long. I had a lot of success catching bull trout in the 18 to 24 inch range using typical minnow patterns. However, the bigger bull trout in the 10 pound plus range need something bigger.
Originator: Danie Erasmus
Shank: Senyo 40mm Steelhead Shank
Hook #1 Gamakatsu Octopus
Trailer: Senyo's trailer hook wire
Thread: Uni clear mono size 4m
Eye: Dumbbell eyes onto the bottom of the shank
Under body: Pearl mylar tubing
1.Two six inch long blue grizzly hackles. I use blue koolaid to dye the feathers
2. Pearl polarflash
3.Two six inch blue hackles
Head: To finish the fly I use silver metallic braid to cover the tips of the bucktail and other materials. I then use a bit of loctite super glue to seal everything.