Do you love big bluegill?
I'm glad you like my M&M fly! I'll bet you saw it in a posting by my friend Rich McElligott, it's his favorite fly to fish and he's on every warm water fly site around. I swear he uses it more than I do. Its gotten around in the last twenty-five years but it still works as good as ever. I've changed it a few years back and now tie it on a 90 degree size #8 jig hook. The bead chain eye is tied to the outer portion of the jig eye shank (in line with the main hook shank) and acts as a counter balance holding the fly perfectly horizontal when set under an indicator. As good as it is as a cast and strip pattern, it is even more effective when fished like live bait under an indicator. Keeps it in the strike zone a lot longer (and over the weeds and logs). If you like the M & M you'll as love my Wee Willy Wiggler. It fishes the same way but the plastic body vibrates as it sinks (similar to a Senko Worm) It's my new favorite fly. You can find a video of me tying it on youtube (craig riendeau tying the wee willy wiggler). I'm happy to see some of you fish at Santee-Cooper Reservoir, one of my favorite places. I was just there a couple of months ago and got some 16 -17 inch crappie, a dozen two to four lb bass and some shellcracker all on Wee Willy Wigglers. Give them a try. It's nice to find a bunch of warm water fly fishermen!
Got a bunch of WW fly folks around here, Craig. Great Minnow pattern. Thanks!
David in SC
Very nice, Donald. A really first class tie-up. I like that it uses pretty much all marabou; helps minimize the logistics.
I think even I may be able to manage this. Its going to the files.
PS You mentioned smallies - you catching those in the river below Lake Murray?
I like that and great pictures. Can you give me an idea of what camera your using. Nice fly for sure