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#31 Nomad77

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 07:47 AM

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This is a Game Changer that I tied recently. I jokingly refer to them as crank baits ;)



#32 Big Fly Bob

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 09:21 PM

That is one bad ass looking fly right there.



#33 Nomad77

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 09:36 PM

thanks..pre-spawn Largemouth didn't think too much of it yesterday on a local pond, but that's how it goes. I'll let you all know if/when I get a take on it.



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 11:23 PM

If the water is still too cold ... they might be staging for prespawn, but still eating slow, like winter.


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#35 Nomad77

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 05:59 AM

The bite was on bottom early in the day and it was cloudy until about noon. When the sun came out, they wanted it differently and I switched to streamers and a fast retrieve. The one and only fish I caught came on this hand-tied sheep minnow, which was stripped pretty fast:

 

 

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#36 portlyjoe

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 01:19 PM

nice fly Bait, is the body all made of actual sheep hair? is that about three inches? 



#37 Nomad77

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 06:32 PM

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It is reverse tied Icelandic Sheep wool...using flashabou and crystal flash in silver and black. Great action in the water!



#38 portlyjoe

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 01:23 AM

Very ,Very Cool, i bet it dances in the water.



#39 Nomad77

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 04:00 PM

added some turquoise to this one:

 

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 08:01 AM

What bass fly collection would be complete without a bubblegum fluke? Ok, actually it's "Fluorescent Fuschia":

 

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 10:42 PM

bubblegum was a hot color when sluggos first came out   some say it was the fact an angler retrieve it thru the weed pockets and see the take and not the color that the fish wanted. never saw a bubble gum baitfish in my life    rich mc



#42 Nomad77

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 05:25 PM

THere are not any pink bait fish, anywhere that bass live that I know of either, rich. I have found that when I fished for bass with conventional tackle, it wasn't what lure matched the forage but what the fish either saw as an intrusive fish (pink, for example) and produced a violent "reaction strike" as largemouth bass in particular are very "non-neighborly" as Dave Whitlock would say. It's a study of bass psychology that catches these fish...conventional fishing people have this stuff down pat. I hope I never pick up another spinning or casting rod for bass again, but I may. In the end, I sure learned alot and I hope I can transfer that to the catching of bass on the long rod.



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 11:03 PM

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I have some bucktails i tied for my saltwater gear and My favorite color is Pink. It has out fished a lot of colors at night for stripers. cant figure out why but it is deadly.



#44 Nomad77

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 08:29 PM

bigger fish seem to really like that color....at least with LMB's. Blane Chocklett ties his musky flies in an Olive/Pink combo that is proven itself time and time again.

 

PortlyJoe: I'm on the dockett for a land-locked Striper (here in South Carolina) outing in another month or so and I'll get a full report out on the pink GC. I've had a lot of Striper guys tell me that pink is what causes that predatory instinct to kick in. I know it's ot the salt, but it'll have to do wink.png



#45 Big Fly Bob

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 09:11 PM

I've never cared for pink in my flies for bass very much. Chartreuse however, is in almost every fly I tie, even if only a little bit. I did try the Game Changers and took a quick picture to show you Nomad. I ordered every thing after seeing yours as I thought it would make a killer bass fly. Mine doesn't quite look as good as yours but I'm still working on my technique.

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