Redfish, speckled trout, ladyfish, snook
This fly was first developed by Bob Popovic. Popovics’ original flies had hard, epoxy coated bodies that were extremely durable, if sometimes very heavy. The silicone used instead of the epoxy here can be a lot easier to work with. There is little smell from the silicone, and its non-toxic nature removes some of the problems of working with epoxy. The fly has enough bulk to punch through the winds of spring, yet it still floats, or almost so, to allow fishing over weeds, oyster, or other structure.