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Dougherty's Slider:

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Dougherty's Slider (White)

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Dougherty's Slider (White/Silver)

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Materials

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Hook: Size 3/0 wide gap

Thread: White thread

Body: Rainy's 1 1/4" long foam sliders

Eye: 3.0 3-D silver hologram

Wing: White saddle hackles

Over-flash: Silver Firefly (optional)

Adhesive: Zap-A-Gap CA+ glue

Head coating: Z-Poxy 5-minute epoxy with pearl fleck (optional

Marker: Prismacolor, optional

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A simple, fast tying slider pattern.  Try it in white, black or an array of bait matching color variants.

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History

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Dougherty's Slider created in the Spring of 2004, incorporates a technique used by Jessie Stanislaw.  One afternoon while on Martha's Vineyard, I sat to tie sliders to be used that evening.  As I began, Jessie, a long time Vineyard angler suggested extending the body beyond the hook's bend.  Jessie added that feather fouling would be reduced and normal or wide gap hooks could be used.  This made sense and was similar to a technique used on an injection-molded rubberized eel fly I had purchased years before.

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With this in mind, my focus returned to the vise with the intent of creating the fastest yet most durable sliders I could.  The result was Dougherty's Slider, a pattern that literally takes < 30 seconds to tie.  Epoxy is optional and adds to the tying time.  Due to time limitations, I excluded epoxy on the original flies.  These flies still managed to survive several stripers, however, epoxy takes the fly to the next level by enhancing its looks and its durability.

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This is a fun to tie fly.  You'll be amazed at the number you can tie in just a few minutes. Try it in whatever color you prefer.

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