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    Default Micro Gamechanger

    If you haven't tried a Gamechanger fly yet, consider it. No reason trout shouldn't love this pattern, except maybe the original size was on the large size for typical size trout.
    New "micro" spines have been developed, which allow even smaller Gamechangers to be created. I tied up my first one with these new spines last night. It comes in around 2" long, with 7 SEGMENTS! Its really hard to imagine that. They can be tied with more or fewer segments to get different overall lengths...but 7 segments seems to be the favored design by the pattern's creator, Blane Chocklett.
    To help visualize the size of these...its about the length of 3 dimes. In fact, the HEAD of this fly is maybe just smaller than a dime.

    Its also shorter and narrower than my index finger.

    At 2", that puts it at about the size of a typical large fathead minnow from a bait shop. So, I'm hopeful the local crappies will find this to be deelish.

    The spine formula is:
    1 micro tail spine
    4 6mm spines
    1 8mm spine
    then I lash down another 8mm spine to the hook shank, in order to attach all the completed tail sections.

    Hook is a #8 (or could use a #6) Kona BGH hook.
    Thread type & color of your choice.
    Tail material of your choice, typically marabou or wrapped hackle.
    Body material: 3/4" streamer brush, trimmed to a taper after completing the fly.
    I did add a few turns of small palmer chenille (pink on this one) at the back of the hook before adding the streamer brush...just trying to fill in the gap.
    4mm-5mm eyes
    Last edited by FishnDave; 10-18-2019 at 12:20 AM.
    David Merical
    Ankeny, Iowa

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