On the back of Mikes incredible White Musselcracker capture many of us have been trying to find a common denominator between Mikes catch and the only previous artificial lure catch we know of, also made by a fly angler (Keith Rose-Innes), however on drop shot tackle using a white paddle tail while fishing flat out for Leerfish.
Leonard headed up the next day and had a theory that these fish must have confused the silicon mullet and paddle tail for squid. When he ended up catching a little squid he was dead set on the theory, and I think he may be on to something.
Ive sight cast almost every pattern imaginable to these fish, but I didn’t think to throw a squid. That said, im not sure any of my fish were in feeding mode. The other similarity between catches was that both fish were caught at night. Gets you thinking.
I first tried tying squids like Johnny Kings famous stacked EP Squid flies, but those are massive things, and on a smaller scale EP just isn’t as neat. So I opted for EP Fibre brushes instead. The result is a bulletproof fly.