Injured Minnow Popper Tied by BoB_K
Hook: Mustad 3366 Size 1/0
Body: medium silver tinsel coated with Sally Hansen Hard as Nails clear
Head: Wapsi Soft T.C.S. popper, #6 white, Doll eyes
Wing: Supreme Hair White, Holographic Fly Fiber silver/red, Supreme Hair White colored black with permanent marker.
Tie tinsel on as many hooks your going to do and coat with Sally's clear and let dry. Tie in the 3 hair colors. Spread open popper head and apply a line of super glue. Apply a dab on top of thread wraps also and push head down onto hook shank and hold a few seconds making sure head is not cocked. Color top half of head with black permanent marker. Color throat and gill area with red permanent marker. Super glue doll eyes in place.
Zoanr's Milwaukee River Bass Bait
These are tied on Mustad 79580 Size 4 streamer hook
Thread: Chartreuse (to match the fly color)
Weight: (If wanted) these have 12-15 wraps of .020 lead
Tail: Olive hackle tied in at the start of the bend
Body: Gold tinsel wrapped to the lead
Wing: Dark olive grizzly hackle
Over wing: Chartreuse Buck tall
Back stripe: 6 strands of black crystal flash
Head: Chartreuse burnt spey hackle from Hairline Dubbin
Eyes: Jungle Cock nails
Tie in the over wing at the start of the lead wraps.
Tie the back stripe on top of the over wing.
Sprial the thread over the overwing material to the hook eye and back to the tie in point.
Tie in the spey hackle by the tips and palmer forward in 3 or 4 wraps (no more then 4), tie off at hook eye.
tie in Jungle cock nails, one on each side.
Form neat head and cover with enamal ( I use Hards as Nails clear).
Norwegian Bass Fly tied by CourtJester
Hook: Mustad 3366 size 1/0
Thread: 6/0 Chartreuse
Tail: Chartreuse Marabou w/couple of strands flash
Underbody: Palmered foam Body: Chartreuse chenille
Overbody: Foam, flared at one end, skinny at other. Twice as long as shank.
Tie in foam in back, move thread forward to eye, palmer chenille front to back, stretch foam over and tie off at back.
Legs: Any kind rubber legs
Chartreuse / White Bunny Clouser Tied by Mull Dover
Hook: Owner Mosquito Sz 1
Thread: Unit thread 6/0 red
Underbody: Several strands of Orvis mirror flash, Chartruse as well as several of blue
Eyes: small lead clouser eyes (I like red)
Wing: White zonker strips cut to length
Under wing: Chartreuse zonker strips just short of hook bend
Big Al's Silent But Deadly Frog (SBD Frog) Tied By Big_Al_K
Hook: Sz 6 Mustad Stinger Bass Hook
Howard Leight Laser Lite Ear Plug
Rubber Legs, and painted to suit natural - or not. 5 mm doll eves
First, poke a hole completely thru ear plug with a hot needle, nail, soldering gun, etc.. harder to keep centered than it looks.
Wrap a solid thread base, coat with Flexament or Gel Super Glue/Zap-a-Gap, push body onto hook, it will get all mushed up, but will come back to form. If hole in body is too big, a layer of chenille may be needed to take up extra space. Paint to suit Tyer. Glue eyes on. Thread rubber legs thru a needle, and push thru body, tie knots in legs to simulate joints. Again, body will get mushed up, but will come back to form. Since paint covers up the outside of the foam, it will take a while to come back, but it will. Add weed guard if desired. And there you have it. The SBD Frog. I have field tested these a little, and caught a few fish, but am looking for some feedback, on these things, please feel free to critique-them. (not too brutal please.) and let me know what you think.
This fly was inspired by an article in Fly Tyer magazine. It featured Soft Foam poppers, made with layer upon layer of Hi-Tack Adhesive foam, and I knew I could make a soft foam Bass fly with less effort than that. Where I work, there is an area where people grab earplugs as they head out to the production floor, and there is always a pile of dirty, dusty, earplugs that no one is ever going to use, so every once in a while I liberate a few of them and this is one of my attempts at a soft bodied Bass "fly".
The body of the fly is gold yarn wound about 3/4 up the hook and tied down. Then take about an inch of red yarn (gills) loop around tying thread and tie under the body. Tie about 5 strands of crystal flash on both sides of hook. Measure rabbit strip to extend 1 inch past the bend of the hook, tie down on top of hook. Then take the long elk hair (tie with the roots back) and secure on top of hook. You should have about '/4 inch left on hook to spin elk hair for the head.
Freshwater tied by Paul D
Hook: TMC 8089 #6
Thread: Olive 6/0 Uni
Tail:Marabou & Flash
Body: Olive Ice Dub
Hackle: Orange Barb Deceiver
Back : Twisted Marabou - Olive
FLY OF THE DAY Designed by Dave Kollmann St. Cloud Fly Anglers
HOOK: #4 4XL STREAMER DESIGN - MUSTAD #3665
THREAD: LIGHT BROWN - 3/0
TAIL. RED MARABOU - 12 STRANDS SILVER FLASHABOU
BODY TOURMALINE MINK (CROSS CUT) PALMERED TO 1/8" BEHIND EYE
HACKLE: RUFFED GROUSE SHOULDER FEATHER, 2 WRAPS
WEIGHT: .030 LEAD. 8-10 WRAPS ON FRONT 1/3 OF SHANK
NOTE: YOU NEED A PIECE OF CROSS CUT MINK HIDE 1/8"-3/lfi" x 4 3/4" LONG FOR A 4XL HOOK. SPECIAL
NOTES: COAT THE HOOK SHANK WITH CEMENT TO BOND THE MINK HIDE TO THE HOOK. DON'T OVERLAP THE HIDE WHEN PALMERING HIDE ON THE NOOK.
I USE THIS PATTERN FOR SMALLIES DURING THE SUMMER: USING A DEAD DRIFT AND/OR A QUARTING CAST DOWN STREAM WITH A SHORT STRIPS RETRIEVE ON THE RETURN
I had the pleasure of fishing with Dave while living in MN. The upper Miss River is considered by many to be a world class smallmouth fishery with many 20"+ fish taken each year. With a power plant in the area it is even possible to fly fish smallies in January (I've done it). My largest on the fly was 17.5", what a rush.