Tying Video – Morlock Goby

The latest tying video from Dressed Irons is live and it is the Morlock Goby.  The Morlock Goby was created to fool the Great Lakes Carp around Beaver Island into chomping down on one of the many invasive Goby’s that have populated the Great Lakes over the past 20 years.  It is a triple articulated fly that utilizes the varied colors of the Ring-Neck Pheasant to give it the shape, size and action of a true Goby.  It has worked so well over the years that it is a staple among the guides of Beaver Island.

Although it is a great fly to fish, it can be a bit of a bear to tie.  Since it is essential three flies in one and mostly hackle, there is a lot of repetition to this fly.  Not to mention the deer hair head and the time it takes to create that.  All in all, this fly does take a while to tie but does not utilize any difficult techniques.  It has also proven itself as a reliable trout and bass fly!

The video is a bit on the long side.  Partially because of the fly itself and because I decided to take my time with this video and include more explanations about why and how the fly is dressed than I normally would.  I also took the time to write up a step by step article on tying the Morlock Goby.  The article has some details the video does not and vise versa.  I encourage you to watch the video and read the article if you are interested in tying a few Morlock Goby’s for yourself.  Enjoy.

Remember…..  It’s Fly tying…..  If you’re not having fun, You’re Doin’ It Wrong.

2 thoughts on “Tying Video – Morlock Goby

    • Thank you Jerry, that is very nice to hear. Hope to see you soon. Also, let me know if there is a particular fly you would like to see.

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