The Afterglow Ninja provides a good silhouette for fishing in the dark.


Hook – Mustad 9672, or equivalent, size 6 or 8, de-barbed and sharpened.

Thread – 1/0 Unithread, black.

Tail – Glow-in-the-dark Flashabou, ten strands.

Underbody – Silver tinsel.

Body – Glow-in-the-dark Flashabou, twisted together.

Ridj-Bak – Glow-in-the-dark plastic beads strung on fine silver wire.

Ribbing – Fine silver wire from bead string.

Body Hackle – Grizzly hackle, natural or dyed olive.

Head – Tying thread, lacquered.

Tying: At tail position; tie in Flashabou for tail, silver tinsel and tip of hackle feather. Advance thread to head. Wrap tinsel over shank, wrap Flashabou over tinsel. This aids in reflecting back the most light. Tie in wire at head, string on beads, lay beaded wire over body, wrap wire around tail position then spiral over body and between beads finishing at head. Palmer hackle feather over body and between beads. Tie off and lacquer thread. Charge-up with a strong light source as need be.

All charged-up and ready for action.