Do you love big bluegill?
thanks for posting this nice simple well made fly.like a marabou clouser almost.nothing swims like marabou and it comes in all colors,got jigheads painted,couple hundred popper bodies made,just cant get into tying yet,even tho i 've been outta work a couple weeks.
Thanks Jim for the nice comments. I am sorry you are out of work...there's a lot of that going around. I sure hope things pick-up for you soon........Tying your own flies takes the hobby way beyond fun/ you can taylor each fly to not only be the size and color you want, but to float or sink (slow or fast) etc. Once you get the hang of it, you just won't buy flies anymore. Good luck, I hope you can find a good job soon..........Don in SC
You got that right, Donald. I cant let a day go by that I dont try tying one fly or another.
Today I messed around with some ant patterns; gonna try em tomorrow and see if the fish like em.
Neat I'll give er a try.
Dick..........This one is a winner............Give it a try...........Don in SC
Looks like a killer smllie bug. Nicely done pix, good tutorial.
Steve..............This is a great pattern in the river for Smallies. I started using a 5 or 6wt rod and tying the pattern on a size 6 for smallies. I like lead dumbbell eyes for the river (so it sinks the right amount in the current). The Smallies seem to like bright color combs and a lot of flash (I like four pieces of flash). Rocks that are right on the edge of the current/near still water is a favorite of mine. I strip the fly a good bit faster for Smallies than I do for pan fish. (favorite color combo is Chartreuse/Red or Chartreuse/Orange. I hope this pattern works for you as well as it has for me...............Don in SC
Great looking fly, Donald. I could see this one working well on Crappies too. Thanks for the pictures with your post.
Great post Don. Thanks for the pics and instructions. Mark
DONALD GOOD LOOKING BUG!!!!!! GREAT JOB ON THE INSTRUCTIONS!!!!
Great tie! Thanks for the step by step
That does look good! I may have to tie up some small ones.