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Beginner Bass Flies

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#16 DarrellP


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:37 AM

I am anxious to tie some foxy clousers. They should make a good crawfish pattern. Simple to tie.
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Posted 17 March 2019 - 08:06 PM

This pattern would work well, you can use whatever dubbing you want, lots of the fly tyers dungeon dubbings like super kracken would work very well. Mcfly has lots of good you tube videos, nice clear and easy to follow.


#18 Charlie P. (NY)

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 08:52 AM

Add some rubber legs to your wooly bugger. Weight it with a bead or lead wire. Fish it on the bottom. It makes a good crawdad imitation.


That sounds like a Charlie Craven Haymaker (which is a BH Woolly Bugger with rubber legs).  One of my favorites.  Deadly on trout in the smaller sizes, too.




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#19 flymanaj


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 07:20 PM

I like to add rubber legs and dumbell eyes to your wooly buggers they make a good crawdad patterns.DSCN7545.jpg

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 01:56 PM

Can't get much simpler than a large mop fly.  These run 2-2 1/2 inches long.







A little extra work and you can turn it into a fly that swims in the surface film.  The foam is a piece of a 1/4 inch foam cylinder and the mop material is treated with Water Shed, any liquid floatant will work.


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 02:10 PM

My vote is the Murdich Minnow.  You can make it more complicated and two/three tone the colors (like I usually end up doing) but you can tie them in solid colors, it's a 5-minute fly, pretty durable, easy to cast, and catches bass like crazy.

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