Cutthroat Cuda Tube
If I could use only one Barracuda fly for the rest of time, it would be some variation of this pattern. Barracuda have a tendency to zero in on the back half of their target. This subsurface needlefish features a tandem hook setup, with the trailing hook almost at the rear of the fly to capitalize on that behavior. I’ve found the combo of flashy chartreuse and red really grabs the attention of these fish, but feel free to experiment with other types of materials for the collar. Just remember, the wire connection here has to be absolutely bomb proof, or you’ll find yourself missing the back half your fly in a hurry!
Hook: Gamakatsu SL12S sz. 2 (rear), Owner Aki 5170 – sz. 2/0 (front)
Thread: UTC 140 – Fl. Chartreuse
Wire: Tandem Wire
Body: Hareline EZ Body Tubing – Pearl, Sharpie – Green, Red
Collar: EP Sparkle Brush – Chartreuse, 3D Black/Red
Eyes: EP Gamechange Eyes – White