Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Toothbrush

Hook: Size 4 7311 VMC Worm Hook
Thread: 6/0 Chartreuse Uni
Belly: Hareline Medium Krystal Hackle (White)
Body: White Craft Fur
Body: White Ice Wing Fiber
Flash: Fire Tiger Flashabou
Body: Chartreuse Craft Fur
Eye: 3mm Holographic Dome Eye

This is a variation of a fly that JeffSod posted on the Fiberglass Fly Rodders site. I eliminated the worm rattle and used Krystal Hackle in its place. The reduction in weight gives this pattern a nice drift. Crappies won't leave it alone and bass hammer this guy.

Many people mention the fact that this pattern is tied pretty sparse. I've tried it bushy and sparse and for some reason I've had more luck with a fly that is on the trim side. Craft fur is the easiest material to use because it keeps the head small. The swimming action is nice and it is a very light streamer to toss.

VMC is a great hook manufacturer. I have used a few hundred of their hooks and am extremely pleased. Great products, good prices and really sharp out of the box.

Good luck with this one...I feel sorry for the crappies in your area.

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