Still in swff mode, although i really should be churning off the nymphs and dries for next seasons trout fishing.
Weedguards are not a thing you hear much about in uk swff , i dont know why that is as pollack like to live amongst kelp, perhaps it's the hooking issue? Anyway one pattern got me thinking, the bend-back design.
the bend-back design works by masking the hook with the materials yet doesnt lose it's hooking power.
Any material can be used but i decided on Bucktail simply because of its stiffness.
First up was bendin the hook to shape with pliers.
It's very easy to take it too far .