Friday, March 14, 2014

slump buster fly


A simple fly that is highly adaptable to many species and easy to wrap up in a variety of sizes. It consists of a braid or cord wrapped under-body and wire to latch down the tail and body section of rabbit strip. The head of course is a cone with a second strip of rabbit wrapped in to form the collar.

By no means is this a technical tie and are pretty easy to knock out in quick succession. On this fly I used white rabbit (duh) and a pink braid but this is a fun fly to mix up your material colors. Make it look like a egg sucking leech using an orange or pink bead with black or purple fur, oh yeah!

Time to transition from the hardwater to the feather, fur, and flows. Stay tuned as this blog is about to throw down on some new flies, vintage rod and reel, and some fly fishing reports...

10 comments:

  1. Blake
    This pattern is an attention getter for sure, and one that would work well for smallmouth and spots; excellent job at the bench. I am anxious to see a post concerning it's performance. Thanks for sharing

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    1. I'll be sure to link a post or two back to the fly pattern this year, thanks for that

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  2. We fish flies similar to that for bass at night and they always produce. I am sure you will slay with it.

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    1. feeling pretty good about the prospect of catching fish on them, thanks Savage!

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  3. You were right, our two patterns were pretty similar just differing in size and materials slightly. Love it man. Especially in that color.

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    1. Thats what I was thinking when i was reading your post last week, thats why I put this up. Glad you caught it

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