The "Head first slide" baitfish pattern is tied on a Mustad Jig style hook and designed to ride hook point up. it can be bounced jig style on the bottom or fished like a burner salt water style, rod tucked under one arm with a 2 hand retrieve. It can be fished just under the surface on a floating line or on a sink tip to get down in the zone. this fly can be fished in any situation a "clouser" is called for. Most common colors are olive /brown ,green/ yellow, fire tiger, tan/ white but can be tied in custom colors to accommodate local forage.