Jump to content
Fly Tying

Dave Whitlock's flies

Recommended Posts



I just love Whitlocks bass and trout flies (and drawings.) The problem I am having is that, aside from an occasional fly magazine article, I can't find a source that will tell me how to tie (and fish) them. Any suggestions?




P.S. I'm looking forward to fishing for smallmouth on the Housatonic this summer - email me if you want to join me (but don't come if you're looking for someone to teach you - I am a fish snob: I only catch "rock fish!" :D )


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Do a search on this site for the Simple Shad. It's a tweaked version of Dave Whitlock's Sheep Shad. It uses a short-shank streamer hook instead of the lead-wrapped bendback 4xl hook.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...