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Viva Variant

Hook Longshank 8 - 12
Tail Fluorescent green wool
Rib Flat silver tinsel
Body Black chenille
Wing Fluorescent black marabou
Hackle Black cock hackle, bearded
Head Black varnish and natural jungle cock cheeks
Use The Viva was one of the oldest trout lures used on the emerging English stillwaters in the 1960s and 70s. This variant substitutes marabou for the traditional wing and adds jungle cock cheeks. Normally fished on a sinking line although the smaller sizes can be effective just sub-surface on an intermediate line.

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