Blue Goblin Mackerel Slider

This diver/slider is designed to be bit quieter and stealthier overall than a traditional popper with the cupped mouth. Built with more of a tapered, pointed head, this fly is made to smoothly slide along and quickly dip below the surface.

This diver is designed to imitate a variety of fresh water saltwater baitfish, but the primary profile is of a mackerel. The light blue/black colors offer a nice contrast in the water and are easy to see in low light conditions; the barred blue/black hen neck body give it just enough pulsating movement for fish to think it’s an easy meal.

This fly is relatively subtle which often makes them a great place to start if there's little to no wind. It can also be used in very shallow, clear water where a loud “popping” may send predators dashing for cover. Constructed with foam head and finished with epoxy for durability, it will still land slightly softer and offer a subtle presentation to fish. If you are thinking of a quieter presentation and retrieve, this diver is the way to go.

Use this diver to cover water quickly without aloud retrieve. You can quickly blow through a large section of water, stripping longer and faster, with a quieter, calmer retrieve. This diver dips below the surface with less resistance, and allows for a straight retrieve without causing a big disturbance.

This diver can even be fished on a sinking line in open water or around heavy cover. The sinking line will keep the diver subsurface. However, this fly is buoyant enough to ride above other structure along the bottom.

Cast this one from shore in the mornings or from a boat to a school of Blues, Jacks, Bonita, or Stripers and prepare for a ferocious strike!

Materials:
• Foam diver head (medium): acrylic paint colors – florescent blue, black
• Tail: Saltwater neck hackle - blue, Chinese saddle hackle 0 bright blue/black barred; blue/black krystal flash; green/blue flash on top, black marabou tuft.
• Body: Dyed aqua blue hen feather
• Collar: black UV chenille
• Eyes – size 5/32, yellow
• Hook: Gamakatsu SP11 - 3L3H, size 1/0

Fly Type: Poppers
Hook Manufacturer: Gamakatsu
Hook Model Number: SP11-3L3H
Hook Size: 1/0
Primary Food Type: Minnows & Small Fish
Primary Target Species: Other/Mixed Species