So this last week a spent a few different days at the local warm water lake. I've been out quite a few times earlier this year with no luck. But with the hot days and warm rain water temps are up and bass are hungry. This winter I started tying my own flies and I couldn't wait to try them out on eager bass. During the week I used countless different flies, and each seemed to get a little attention from the fish. And them I tied on the fly in picture and it was an instant success. Too bad it was already the end of the second day and it was only one I had. I went home that night and tied another half a dozen of them. After the whole week was done I had landed the three biggest bass of my life and countless bluegill with a couple of crappie thrown in. The three big ones were 15" 18" and the big one next to my size 12 flip flop was 21" and right around 5 pounds. I didn't even realize smallmouth got that big.