Garbage Pail Kid
Garbage Pail Kid Recipe
Hook - Gamakatsu B10SThread:
Thread - Veevus GSPTail:
Bucktail - Buck tail - Primo LargeTail:
Bucktail - Bucktail - White - LargeTail:
ZONKER - Zonker stripBody:
Feather - Hackle feather - Chartreuse - MediumBody:
Flex Hackle - Flex Hackle - 1 1/4”Head:
CRAFT FUR - Craft FurEyes:
EYES - Fish Skull Living Eyes - Earth - 8.5
Recipe ByJay VerHelst
About the Garbage Pail Kid
This fly sounds as good as it looks and boy do Pike love it! Pink, chartreuse, red and white are all good color choices. With a Zonker strip tail to give it movement and a craft fur head these flies fish amazingly well. Size 3/0 hook for the big pike and don’t forget to UV Cure the wraps!!!
How to tie the Garbage Pail Kid
Step 1: Start
Insert a 3/0 hook into vise and clamp down. Start your thread and wrap back towards the bend of the hook.
Step 2: Tail 1
Select a small clump of Chartreuse buck tail about half the width of a pencil and tie it in.
Step 3: Tail 2
Select a second clump of buck tail the same size and this time in white and tie in on top of the first.
Step 4: Feathers
Select 5 medium sized Chartreuse barred feather hackles and tie one on each side and the others over the top.
Step 5: Trim
Cut the tag ends off of the feathers and secure tightly. Add two pieces of lateral scale in chartreuse to each side of the fly. Add UV resin at this point to help protect the wraps from toothy fish!
Step 6: Tail 3
Select a Zonker strip from the pack a little longer than the feathers you selected to help give the tail a tapered look. Part the fur and tie the strip in above the feathers. Cut the tag end.
Step 7: Body
Tie in black flex hackle about 4” in length
Step 8: Palmer
Palmer flex hackle forward and tie off at the middle of the length of the hook shank. Trim excess.
Step 9: Body
Tie in Chartreuse Flex Hackle in the same way and palmer forward to the hook eye and tie in and trim the tag end. Give a few extra wraps to secure and UV Resin to make it bomb proof
Step 10: Head
Comb out and select a clump of Craft fur. The size can vary depending on the size you want the head to be but all sides of the hook eye need to be covered to make a good shaped head. Take your time and don’t leave any bare spots. Reverse tie in tightly, Whip finish and trim the threads tag end.
Step 11: Shape the head
With a buck tail tool such as MN Fly Tool Co.’s Fly tool. Push the fur backwards towards the tail of the fly. Take your time to fold it all back together and form a symmetrical head shape.
Step 12: UV Resin
Spread Resin around the hook eye on the craft fur a little at a time and cure it as you go to hold the shape you desire for the craft fur.
Step 13: Eyes
Select 2 eyes and glue them into place
Step 14: Cast
Cast this for hungry Pike!