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Do you love big bluegill?

Most of us have seen a good old-fashioned Japanese monster flick, right?
Who doesn't love "Mothra," "Rodan," and of course, "Godzilla."
We as fly anglers have probably also seen and used another classic, the foam spider.
So, what if we combined the two ideas?
I present to you, the "Tokyo Spider."

Member Billy Jackson first mentioned this pattern to me, so I looked it up.
Its not your average foam bug:

1. Its BIG.
These are size 4 and 6 - its gonna take a good sized fish to chomp these.

2. The rear foam body segment isn't tied down.
This means the hook rides low beneath the surface.

3. The "disturbance factor" is high.
These move a lot of water.

You should fish them right in tight to wood, rock and weeds and don't hurry them. Let them sit, with the occasional twitch and pop. How long to let them sit? According to the instructions, "...don't let the hook rust."

I'd also think they'd make excellent "floats" for dropper nymphs or soft hackle flies.

Warm water bass and large bluegill are their intended targets, although I see no reason why trout and other predators wouldn't be attracted. The legs are cut full body length, to add lotsa movement.

Save em for late spring and early summer. When the air temps reach 70° and you start seeing large beetles and such, tie on one of these and have fun!

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Comment by Bruce Tomaselli on June 30, 2021 at 6:36am

It would make a good smallmouth fly.

Comment by Keith Ritter on June 29, 2021 at 6:09pm

Nice

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on June 29, 2021 at 3:48pm

NICE BUG MCSCRUFF.....

Comment by Eric Pierce on June 28, 2021 at 3:55am

Been away a while, and just found this David. A very novel Idea. Thank you for sharing...

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