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Tim Borski’s ‘Slider’ gets a high marks from borderless Albula vulpes

By January 4, 2022No Comments

Albula vulpes. Bonefish illustration by award winning watercolorist Thom Glace. Visit his website.

My sometimes irascible angling partner, Angie Roth, heads to Andros Island in the Bahamas next week and wants her favorite bonefish fly, Tim Borski’s Slider, produced in various shades of tan and varying sizes.

As most saltwater anglers with bonefish experience know, the fly is successful without border limitations – proven to encourage bites no matter its tidal flat coordinate. Assuming, of course, the fly can be delivered and ‘maneuvered’ so that Albula vulpes is assured it’s onto the real deal. Then, too, that perfection of tying and your piloting of the slider is so absolute that any bonefish would attest to its authenticity.

NOTE: Featured Image: Bonefish mudding. Robert W. Hines, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A commons image.

Materials recipe can be purchased from Intheriflle and is encouraged:

Hook: #02-08 Tiemco 811s
Thread: Tan UTC 140
Eyes: Medium Painted Lead Eyes
Tail: Tan Craft Fur
Flash: Pearl Krystal Flash
Body: Brown Strung Hackle
Head: Deer Hair



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