Rubber Bandit Worm
Cut strips from a bicycle inner tube used instead of rubber bands. A bit of foam glued to the tail end gives that enticing tail up diving wiggle action. The evolution of a bass worm continues...
those look sweet, although i cant see having enough sensitivy with a fly rod to slow down the presentation enough and still be able to sense a strike. the strikes are so subtle, often times you actually feel the lack of tension on the line when the bass inhales it off the bottom rather than a pull as the worm hasnt actually been pulled only lifted. those are really sweet flies though, i bet you could really take to some bass with that baby texas or carolina rigged.
Easy, Those will not work at all !! Not Bassy enough and amateurish !!
Easy, I'm willing to give them a try though and test them next W/E. Please send a dozen ASAP to Kevin Burnham, Auburn, Wa. I know the mailman and he will get them in the right hands !!!
i am not sayin they wont work because it is clear they do in fact catch big bass. in fact those are some the sweetest flies i have seen in a good while.
but i have spent a lot of time on both the baitcasting end as well as the fly end. I can tell you at a slow presentation in water over 10 feet a fly rodder is at a disadvantage. you can also check my gallery for some jumbo largemouth! haha, man those flies are sweet!
Dan- I don't know if the flyrod is at a disadvantage, I think its more that flyfishers have not come up with methods that work as well. I started off stripping streamers but only caught small bass. When I slowed down and switched to hopping crayfish and long leeches my catch rate improved as did the size. I may be missing takes, but I out fished some baitcasters on my favorite lake a while back. IMO Its way too easy to reel it fast back to the boat with a baitcast setup...Anyway I'm a flyfisherman so that's how I get 'em!