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Bluegill sized Stealth Bomber


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#1 PWB

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 09:55 AM

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 10:25 AM

That's a good looking panfish fly.  Looks like fish food, to me.


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#3 agn54

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 11:06 AM

Very nice!  love the bomber, it has great action in the water



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 12:37 PM

Yeah I did very well with the yellow ones last summer. I tied up some bigger ones for bass and they did great.

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 12:54 PM

I like those kinds of flies, but have a question:  what is the purpose of the flash that sticks up in back... it seems that it would not be in the water for the fish to see.


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 01:18 PM

The stealth bomber is actually a diver. When retrieved it dives and wiggles. And they sure catch fish!

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 01:19 PM

stealth bombers are great in larger sizes  I have problems with hookset on small gill sized gurglers. they seem to push the fly away with the wake going after it  rich mc



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 10:39 AM

That fly looks like it might float on its side rather than hook down. I tied some foam spiders with 2 layers of foam trying to get a higher float and they just floated on their side.



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 11:34 AM

ditz, I have tied up a bunch of these and they all sit hook down, and then dip below the surface when stripped sort of like a dahlberg diver. Maybe try a heavier hook to act as a keel? But then I suppose that would negate the higher float you are looking for



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Posted 28 May 2018 - 07:46 PM

Old thread, I know - I apologize.

 

But what hook type/size do folks use for bream-sized Stealth Bombers?

 

Thanks!

 

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:56 PM

Old thread, I know - I apologize.

 

But what hook type/size do folks use for bream-sized Stealth Bombers?

 

Thanks!

 

Lee

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 10:34 AM

Yes the original was a #6 Gamakatsu B10S.
Current recommendations are for sizes #10 to #3/0.
Larger hooks can be used and require more foam.
B10's are available in 6 thru 2/0.
http://www.flyfishga.com/stealth.htm