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Jumping Jack Flash
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At our December meeting for the Rocky River Trout Unlimited as we neared the end of one of our sessions, I suggested that we all tie a very easy fly that took only one material plus thread.

Someone asked what was the name of the fly, and Joe Harris said he knew what it should be called ... Jumping Jack Flash.... as so it was.  I will post instructions later.

I have caught several different types of fish with the Jumping Jack Flash.  I was fishing in Florida off a pier at night and caught a Look Downer.  I later found out The Look Downer is a popular tropical fish for hobbyist.  Most are captured from reefs where cyanide is sprayed over the school and then the fish are scooped up and sold for saltwater aquariums trade.  Apparently 90% of the tropical fish are captured that way.

I also was fishing on the Rappahannock River in Virginia which is brackish water and caught a number of Perch.  As I recall I also caught several big catfish on the Jumping Jack Flash, but I am told catfish willl eat anything.

On a freshwater lake were I often test flies they catch bream, but any better than lots of other flies.  

Here is the photo.  I will post some better photos of this fly.

jumping jack flash


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