You ever get on the water to find your self in unexpectedly snaggy terrain situation? Well while on the water with my friend Brad Lowman a few weeks back we sure as heck did exactly that. We keep on loosing flies after flies fishing jungle like terrain in the river for snooks. Brad came up with a quick solution for a quick weed guard that you can make on the fly using 40lb leader material.
The basic concept is to tie a uni type knot, clinch it down on the eye of the hook. Cut off the excess and you got yourself a quick easy to tie fly guard. It won’t last as long as ones glued on to the fly but I’m sure it will do in a pinch.