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Zoo Cougar Variant

It is incredibly difficult to improve upon a pattern that is already at the pinnacle of streamers as far as production is concerned.  However, there are times that subtle changes in either coloration, movement, size, or flash will increase opportunities on those really tough days.  Here is a different version of Galloup’s Zoo Cougar that I have fished successfully for trout and smallmouth.

ZooCougar variant

  • Thread: GSP Olive
  • Hook:  Size 2 B10s
  • Tail: Hot Orange Marabou + 3 strands of copper flash on each side
  • 1 Green Speckled and 1 Orange Speckled Rubber leg on each side
  • Body: Florescent Chartreuse Diamond Braid
  • Underwing: White Calf Tail
  • Overwing: Gold Mallard Flank
  • 2 sets of  Green Speckled and  Orange Speckled Rubber leg on each side
  • Head: Spun and trimmed Olive Deer Hair