Do you love big bluegill?
I got some of the rubber toys recently described in this post:
Wanting to try something different, I tried making a fly from one of the rubber legs -
A bit of lead wire was added to the center to help is sink, since the rubber floats.
And it works! I caught several fish. A few bass, the usual "mystery" fish that got away and a small bluegill.
Great idea David! Thanks for sharing!
good work david! saw a guy at a show tying flies with these.i forgot about them until they were were brought up here recently.for sure a unique material ,glad to see it works.does the tail wag while being retrieved?i am on the hunt now for this stuff
thanks,they seem to wiggle a lot when attached to the ball or toy.pleas keep posting your results.just messing with you on the hook price.used to buy mine at a fly shop.those name brand japanese hooks cost as much as a completed fly.finally figured out the fish are not that concerned about hook quality.they are very pretty hooks tho
david-you really pay 17 cents for a hook?u can get good hooks in the 6 bucks for 100 on line.if your tying and experimenting you will go thru hooks like crazy;i buy mustad sz 12 sproats by the 1000 when i can find em for around 20,00.i ude a lot of em and they are a good live bit hook in sz 10 and 8