Sunday, May 29, 2016

toflyfish's Potato Chip Goby

I am hitting Lake Superior in a few weeks and this pattern looks great!  Thanks toflyfish!

The Smallmouth Gotcha - TOFLYFISH

Another pattern from TOFLYFISH on YouTube.  I have never seen the mono loops to help the fly stay upright...great idea!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Swingin' D Fly by Mike Schultz

Check out the Schultz Outfitters YouTube Channel.  This is one big popper.  

The Equalizer Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass Fly - TOFLYFISH

I just tied a few of these and I really like them!  Check out TOFLYFISH's YouTube channel when you have a chance.  He has some nice patterns and techniques on his site.

Years ago I tied a rattle minnow on a work hook and loved the way it fished.  I have a feeling this one will be light years better.

It does require some practice to get the material on the shelf by the eye and not crowd the eye.  Give it a few'll have nice clean streamers in no time.

Here was my first worm hook pattern from years back.  Nowhere near as cool as the one above!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Bucktail Jig | Big Fly Box Idea

Tim Galati posted this idea on YouTube a few years back and I absolutely love it!  I am preparing for my trip to Chequamegon Bay in mid-June and needed something to hold my fly selection.  For years I used small tackle boxes, but noticed the bucktail on my clousers getting messed up just like Tim describes in the video.

The typical yuppie "Big Fly" box cost $30-50...this one is about $5.  Now I can afford to be organized!

Here is a video from Anglers All in Ashland.  I am really looking forward to the trip...let's hope the weather on the bay cooperates!