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#1 Tim Shovel

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:16 PM

I know that in many rivers and lakes gobies have become a nuisance, but bass love them, does anyone have a goby fly, or can I be directed to a site with a goby fly

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:21 PM

They have swarms of Gobi flies in the Gobi Desert.   :-)


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#3 Tim Shovel

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:28 PM

Yep, that they do, I was looking for a fly fishing goby fly.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:00 PM

Arent they similar too a sculpin?



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:19 PM

check out the plastic gobies on the market.  poorboy baits makes a good one.    rich mc



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:22 PM

check out the plastic gobies on the market.  poorboy baits makes a good one.    rich mc


He's looking for a fly. This is a FLY tying forum. Soft plastic baits are irrelevant here mister! That kinda talk oughta get you 100 warning points! :P jk of course. To the OP, I would think any sculpin pattern would imitate gobies too. If all else fails try wooly buggers and muddler minnows in the appropriate sizes and colors to match your local gobies :D
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#7 Tim Shovel

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:48 PM

Thanks for the advice. Rich mc, like fisherboy said, fly tying forum, but I do fish with a spinning rod sometimes, thank you for your input.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 10:55 PM

They both are bottom hugging fish.  But they "posture" is quite different.  Sculpins are "head down" ambush predators ... trying to blend in with the bottom.

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Gobies are more active ... hunting smaller prey.  They are heads up, eyes swiveling, alert hunters.

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Sculpin heads work well for that pattern.  Goby patterns would, I suspect, have more of a weighted tail, to allow the heads up posture.


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Posted 10 February 2015 - 11:24 PM

what I meant was to look at the plastic gobies then try to match it.  there are some gobie patterns that use a wool head and large eyes    rich mc



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 01:23 PM

Kelly Galloup's sex dungeon does a fantastic job to imitate these


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