Rigging Trailing Hooks For Barracuda Flies

I received a number of requests following the Cutthroat Cuda Tube tutorial for information on how to set up the wire rigging for tandem, or trailing hook, Barracuda flies. The technique is fairly simple, using a basic jam knot and doubled anchoring, but I can’t understate the importance of attention to detail. However, it’s important to remember that for every problem there are at least five viable solutions. There are countless methods for tying up these rigs. Choose one that suits your tying style and fishing needs. Above all, the technique you chose should give you confidence that your fly won’t fall apart after you’ve hooked into the ‘cuda of a lifetime. For those of you who asked - this is my ‘confidence setup.’

Jack Reis