I'm always on the lookout for new patterns and this year in Florida I found one that I really like. It was developed by Doug Green who works out of Norm Ziegler's Fly Shop on Sanibel Island. While it was designed for Snook, I've caught a number of other saltwater species and I'm 100% positive it will prove very effective on warmwater fish like Bass , Wipers, etc.
It was a number of appealing features: 1. It's super easy to tie and uses three principal materials 2. Looks good in the water with a minimal amount of snarling of the tailing material. 3. Over-sized bead chain eyes (extra-large) give it enough weight to drop down quickly without an excessive splash. 4. It's far easier to cast that a lead-headed Clouser
Recipe: Hook: Size 4 saltwater hook - can go down to a 6 or up to a 1 Thread: White 210 denier. Mono thread was tied in to secure the wing behind and in front of the eyes - optional Eyes: Extra large black bead chain (large in smaller hook sizes. Use super glue to get a good bond then cover with a UV product like Clear Cure Goo Wing: Super or Supreme hair for the belly and EP chartruse for the back. Both are trimmed to a baitfish shape: Flash: This is totally optional...a few strands of Polar Ice Wing Fiber were sandwiched between the belly and back of the fly pictured above. Tying Comment: The belly material is tied in directly behind the eyes and the back is a single strand of EP fiber looped over the hook in front of the eyes - one side is 3/4 the length of the other and trimmed on an angle.