Aug 30, 2010
22 pt dangling true.
Needs a twinkie.
I communicated with a lot of fish today landed a fair amount. I also managed to encounter, the one that got away. He wasn't on there long enough so got his address and took a rain check. That fish is real big and I plan to stalk it until I get it! I had to give this fish a temporary name, to sike me up and drive me back, and that name is, "Felix"... Fe licks my fly again, its not coming out. See ya on the flip-side Felix.
Aug 29, 2010
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Aug 19, 2010
Tying a fly that I learned about from reading Midgemans Fly box.... I feel like, a 5 foot tall guy sitting in for Micheal Jordan.. (big shoes to fill) posting it on the web?.... (balls'ie)...
All in all the Fly is "bad news bears" just ask the T.C.L.P.
I am honestly not sure of the exact materials that Takahashi has in his pattern, I dug up a couple different tail possibilities and so on, so I just tied it the best I could from looking at the picture from one of Midgemans post's.
Hook- Mustad- S80-3906 3x heavy (it's going down)
Head- 12/0 Pearl Glass bead
Collar- Three Turns of Grizz Hackle
thorax- Grey Sowbug Dubbing
Abdomen- Peacock Pearl
Ribbing- blue/green Mirage Tinsel
Tail- Tan/gold Antron
added weight- If you got the wraps and the room.
It Might be a while yet before you can visit http://www.cheapa$$flies/. com to buy these bad boys.
Thank's to both, Takahashi and Midgeman for making this one possible.
Aug 18, 2010
I tie on a big popper, too big for a bluegill to get hooked by but just right for one to chew on the tail end and drag it around, resist the instinct to set the hook, and wait for the big mouth to steel the show.
If That doesn't work out, here is another method, I drop a size 20 red midge about 18 inches from the popper rigged on 7 or 8x, then when the popper slaps the water, either the bass slams it right then and there, a bluegill nibbles on the tail and gets the attention of the bass or the bluegill comes over to investigate the popper, gets a little panic going and takes the midge and splits, I do give a little pop to it to set the midge but then let the bluegill run with it. (caveman voice) "Big bass get mad mad at tiny pan fish" Ya ever watched a backward spiraling popper? Most of the time, before the little champ of a bluegill has fought its self to exhaustion, a bass will come out of no where and hit the popper, hard enough that it breaks the 8x. Setting our little live lure bait buddy free. With your fishing mind in a wild place, its Time to do a 3x dance, Bill Dance that is, no mercy on bass, use and abuse the fight with one, don't even get em on the reel, strip em in hard, you can't play them, you have to get it over with. try to enjoy the fight like a trout and that's all you get is a fight.
The rules may get bent a little, The fish may go home tired, but they do, Go Home.
Aug 14, 2010
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Aug 8, 2010
Articulating Cannibal Stone.
Joel hit me with a challenge this time. I almost told him I didn't want to tie it,, then I though... cant wuss out on Summer on the flies paybacks are coming though..
Tied the back one first, then cut the hook point and bend off, added mono to the eye.
Two strands of 15 lb test mono left long. Tied the mono to a new hook and bead, then began to build the other stone body. I was asked to name this one. After counting and counting the legs I figured it wasn't a centipede, so I decided it had to be a stone eating a stone. Click down there..
For A Painted Version of The Articulating Cannibal Stone.
Aug 1, 2010