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Pot Scrubber, a panfish fly:


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#1 utyer

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 02:22 PM

Went out Tuesday to work the kinks out of my single hand spey casting, and see if there were any Shad in the St Johns river yet.  Didn't catch any Shad, but the Crappie and Sunfish were all over this pattern.  

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The pattern gets its name from the material used for the body (Red Heart Sparkle Scrubbie,) which is a yarn made for making pot scrubbers.  You can find it in the yarn area at Walmart.  

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I tied some if these up last year for Shad, and they did work for the Shad, as well.  

 

Since posting this, I have learned that the name "Pot Scrubber" is already in use.  So I will change this pattern to Pot Scrubbie.  


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#2 gillage

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 04:17 PM

@utyer

 

Please,

 

Is that a bead head or a yarn head?

It kinda looks like a yarn head but..............

Thanks



#3 utyer

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 09:01 PM

That is a glass bead head, but I use nail polish to change the color when I run out of the color I want.  The body material sometimes get caught in the nail polish.  


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#4 gillage

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 06:59 AM

@utyer

 

Ah, good to know.

 

thank you



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Posted 15 December 2019 - 04:47 PM

many variations of the "pot scrubber" fly

 

the "pot scrubber" nymph uses a strand from a kitchen copper scrubbing pad

 

http://www.flyangler...ies/part241.php

 

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the "pot scrubber" salmon fly uses flat copper tinsel

 

http://flytyingnewan...t-scrubber.html


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#6 utyer

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 05:04 PM

My bad, will have to change the name.  Can't access and change the Topic Title, but I made note of the existence of other patterns using this name.


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Posted 15 December 2019 - 05:39 PM

Bottle scrubber?  Or bottle brush?  Or something else?

I can change the title when you decide?


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Posted 15 December 2019 - 08:46 PM

utyer

 

its your fly 

 

no need to change the name


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