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Major Sardine Fly by Umpqua // Saltwater Baitfish


2/0 Sardine Fly Pattern

Sardines are easy prey for fast moving predator fish like Jacks, Roosterfish, Trevally, Dorado, Stripers, etc. This realistic looking fly closes the deal on even pressured fish.  It was developed in the Northeast with fine attention to detail.  Anglers worldwide now appreciate the effectiveness of this pattern.

Tom Kintz' Major Sardine is apart of a series of flies that were crafted up to imitate Bunker, Herring, Sardines and Mullet. Each pattern contains the trademark large Doll Eyes with a floating pupil that really seem to grab Strippers and Albies attention. Due to its large and wide nature it creates a silhouette that perfectly mimics these wide-bodied baitfish of the Atlantic. Success rates seem to go up when fishing a heavy sinking line and a rather short leader no longer than 8 feet.