Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Flashy Flies for Aggressive Fish

There are only a few things I am not done preparing for this winter, and this cold stretch has helped me build up both: my striper and pike fly selections.
 
These monstrosities will take big largemouth too, you just have to cover more water than with smaller flies.


I tied these hoping to get some likeness to a peanut bunker, but I'm sure they'll do fine whenever bass or blues are feeding on rain bait.

And finally, sand eels. I've tied a bunch of veriations but to my eyes this looks the fishiest. Sparse flash, sparse marabou, and just a bit of fine secret synthetic. It looks goof, but the fish will be the final judge. 

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful ties! Looking forward to what will take them. Your good sense of what and when they feed on, will be successful.
    Tie, fish, write and photo on...

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    1. Thanks,
      I'm looking forward to that too1

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  2. Sometimes the goofiest flies are the ones that work. That sandeel fly looks like it's fish well to me.

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    1. Thanks,
      Sand eels, after all, are a goofy critter!

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  3. I love that top fly! I used one like that several years ago fishing for bass and it was well received by the fish.

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    1. Thanks,
      It's a good color combo, I just need to find a fish aggressive enough to eat an 8 inch long streamer. Oh how I wish there were musky here...

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