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Squishy Head Bluegill

Bluegill Streamer Bass Fly warm water fly fly tying

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#1 McFlyLures

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:02 PM

A while back I created a fly that I called "the fat head squishy streamer".   This was a perch color pattern and shape.  These flies utilized a special long fiber dry fly dubbing from Fly Tiers Dungeon.  Then I created a shell of flexible UV curing resin to give the fly a special jerk bait type motion.  It kept the fly sinking very slowly, and allowed for a side to side "walk the dog" type motion.  Keep in mind, the technique of using flexible UV resin is not my invention, I have seen others do this.  However I haven't ever seen anyone use it with a dry fly (high floating) dubbing.  

 
This fly was very popular, and I have had a lot of requests for different color patterns.  For a long time I have wanted to make a bluegill pattern, but bullfrog dubbing didn't come in blue, which I needed for the pattern.  Finally Fly Tiers Dungeon came out with a dubbing they call "arctic snow" and it comes in lots of bright and colorful blends.  Finally a squishy head streamer in a a bluegill pattern!   What is different however is how this fly is shaped.  The original was cylindrical, so it was as fat as it was tall.  However this fly is very flat, yet tall, just like a bluegill.  Which gives it even better side to side and gliding motion, just like a dying bluegill.  
 
 

 
 
 
Hook:  Gamakatsu SS15 - size 1/0
 
Thread: Danville 210 flat waxed - white
 
Dubbing: Bullfrog dubbing - white, olive, dark olive & yellow
Starburst dubbing - pearl & olive
Arctic Wind - hot orange, aqua blue, royal blue
 
Eyes: 3D eyes - 8mm, gold
 
Resin: Solarez - flex formula

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#2 FIN-ITE 34

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:16 PM

Very nice job on this one Mc.



#3 McFlyLures

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:31 PM

Thanks Fin!  


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:36 PM

Feel free to mail me one of those anytime.

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:44 PM

Feel free to mail me one of those anytime.

LOL, these take me a 30 to 45 minutes, Im holding onto them like they are gold.  


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#6 Dave G.

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 02:06 PM

Cool Fly for sure !


John 7:38 ESV  is about "Rivers of Living Water"


#7 McFlyLures

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 02:16 PM

Thanks Dave! 


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 02:46 PM

Well then send me half a dozen, just think about how much faster you'll be after doing six in a row.

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 03:23 PM

LOL, nice try Vicente...  ;)  


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#10 Adam Saarinen

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 03:34 PM

Thought you were busy moving? Just watched the reel video! Hope new place is close to nice water!?!

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 03:51 PM

I am busy moving, I actually tied up this fly last week (along with 1 other) and scheduled it for this week knowing I was going to have to not tie for the move....  As said on the video I can do the fly tying still, but just cannot spend a whole day out filming a fishing trip...  


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#12 retrocarp

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 02:33 AM

Nice work McFly :)


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Posted 25 March 2017 - 07:37 AM

Great looking fly!
How does it cast? I tied a big bass streamer once with a bunch of bullfrog dubbing and it was a real struggle on a 5wt. When it was wet.
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#14 Dave G.

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 07:50 AM

Great looking fly!
How does it cast? I tied a big bass streamer once with a bunch of bullfrog dubbing and it was a real struggle on a 5wt. When it was wet.

Well ya, I imagine it was.


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Posted 25 March 2017 - 08:22 AM

Sorry. Did not mean to do a Capt. Obvious. I just wonder if the Arctic Wind sheds enough water to make the fly noticeably lighter than a similar all bull frog fly.
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