It was too cold to fish last weekend and too rainy this weekend. At least there's football on and plenty of tying supplies. I messed around today and worked on a bass pattern. When it comes to tying dubbing matters. I got some from Stu Thompson of Dark Water Dubbing last year. I really liked this purple black color but I wasn't sure quite how to use it.
I'm not sure how this pattern will work but I like the look of it. I also used dubbing for several soft hackle bodies. The dubbing at Singlebarbed.biz is superb. I really believe it's made a difference with my flies. They have more of a buggy look.
I haven't tried to do any poppers for quite some time. I never really know how to tie them exactly. This was my attempt at a Sneaky Pete style pattern. The body is a little awkward but I think it will fish fine.
All these flies will land fish; any popper presented over a bluegill bed in the spring and summer will get a hit. The Sneaky Pete would be in that category. I am into color on any fly pattern and those soft hackles with the red is an attention getter. The Black Widow would be a killer for the spots and smallmouth---notice the name. Thanks for sharing
Nice work, man. Very nice. That top bug would make a great carp fly. Those soft hackles would too for that matter.ReplyDelete
I thought about using it for a carp fly. It's probably too large. The fly is tied on a size 2 hook.Delete
Kevin, sorry I am late to the post and to comment here. Those all look really good too me. I am especially interested in the dubbing for your bass pattern. I will have too check into Dark Water Dubbing. Always great to look at soft hackles, too. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Check out the dubbing Mel, you won't be disappointed.Delete
Those are some very nice flies. That dubbing looks very interesting. I like the looks of that fly.ReplyDelete
Thanks, the lighting doesn't do the dubbing justice. It is really cool dubbing. Stu and the guy at Singlebarbed give you a ton of material when you order it. A pack can probably tie 30-40 large bass flies.Delete