An excellent pattern developed by Ray Schmidt. The five beads between the hooks add weight to the fly yet the fly is still easy to cast and virtually tangle proof. A fast action 6 weight is the perfect outfit for casting this fly. Work a jerk and strip downstream retrieve and hold on! This is rapidly becoming my “go to” streamer pattern. Take extra care in handling the Rattlesnake as the two x-point hooks are exceptionally sharp. Tied on Daiichi X510 and X120 X-point chemically sharpened hooks in tandem.