BASS FLIES

Shawn West

Active Member
#2
I think they look great James. Let us know how they work out for you. That reminds me, I need to get that care package together for you.

Regards

Shawn
 

jersey

livin' the dream
#4
Great looking flies! mind if i copy a couple and try them out?? And what is the brown leech like flies tail made out of?
Thanks
There is a knitting yarn with a lion as a logo, the stuff is great. James there is a technique to hold the tail out and wrap material around the tail for greater bulk. This process also makes the fly hang level in the water column similar to a Senko. I'll get some photos tomorrow.
 

jersey

livin' the dream
#5
Here is a picture of two bugs and the yarn.

I've tied them weedless with mono loops, added a skirt of rubber legs, longer tails, etc.. The cone head works well too using a slow, hand retrieve dragging the bug along the bottom. 4-5 inches long and they do work well. bass bug.jpg
 

Tracker

Active Member
#9
Just a few flies I am gonna try this weekend. Looking for bass but hoping to get lucky with my first snakehead. View attachment 39601
Fished a few bass tournaments years back in central Cali. Somewhat of an outcast because of the fly rods on my deck as opposed to the typical gear rods found on most bass boats. My go to fly for both large and smallmouth was chart/white clouser. Lots of fun.

Sent from my little square phone thingy...
 

jersey

livin' the dream
#11
Fin, yes thats it, but I cant remember the name. Had to visit two fabric chains to find it. One had it, the other did not. Not too many colors either, but this works.

James if you want some, send me a PM
 
#12
Here is a picture of two bugs and the yarn.

I've tied them weedless with mono loops, added a skirt of rubber legs, longer tails, etc.. The cone head works well too using a slow, hand retrieve dragging the bug along the bottom. 4-5 inches long and they do work well. View attachment 39669
jersey, way cool fly. I'm headed to my favorite bass lake in two weeks and will tie some to try. Let you know how they work.
 
#13
Here is a picture of two bugs and the yarn.

I've tied them weedless with mono loops, added a skirt of rubber legs, longer tails, etc.. The cone head works well too using a slow, hand retrieve dragging the bug along the bottom. 4-5 inches long and they do work well. View attachment 39669
Alright jersey , got the yarn. Now how about some tying instructions. I assume you wrap the hook with a thread base and then wrap the yarn around that. How do you make the tail? Is the yarn then trimmed with scissors? A little more detail would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

jersey

livin' the dream
#15
OK, here goes, but no where near the level of detail which some mentors post here..

Run a thread base down and back to hook point
Tie in yarn near eye, have a good 10-12 inch piece of yarn
Open thread turns tie back to bend and return to hook eye,
No need for close tight thread in this step, as you don't want to compress the material too much, as the rewrapping of yarn will hold to hook.
extend the yarn out to the desired length
pinch and hold it in place with left hand at the desired length (you can hit a touch of glue there)
keep tension on yarn with left hand, right hand start wrapping around the yarn itself
super tight wraps are not needed, but keep the wraps close
work your way back to eye and tie off

It takes a try or two but it isn't tough to master this one! I found this somewhere on the interwebs...all I can recall is the guy used a marabou tail to wrap yarn around rather then the yarn itself. It was an all white pattern. Wrapping tension is by trial and error.. You can also run a bead of glue down the hook prior to tying the yarn on. This isn't needed but you can if you want to.

Make sure to wet this bug thoroughly before using or it will float. Last warning, this bug does not allow an elegant cast...you'll see..