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    Default Favorite Bass fly.

    If you had only one fly to use for catching Bass topwater or subsurface what would it be? If you can post a picture of it for all to enjoy.
    forgot to post mine Gray/White Snake!!!
    Last edited by flyster101; 11-11-2013 at 12:00 AM.

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    Don't have a picture, but I'd have to pick a red/black semi seal leech.

    Actually, I'd have to pick that for EVERY freshwater species....

    Buddy
    It Just Doesn't Matter....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy Sanders View Post
    Don't have a picture, but I'd have to pick a red/black semi seal leech.

    Actually, I'd have to pick that for EVERY freshwater species....

    Buddy
    What size fly Buddy?

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    David Merical
    Ankeny, Iowa

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishnDave View Post
    Nice flies Dave, what size are they?

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    Looks like I tied these on #2 streamer hooks.
    David Merical
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    Nice ties, Dave. Is the mouth slipped over the hook, then glued to the head?

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    Flyster,

    I tie these on everything from a size 10 4xl up to a 3/0 6xl depending on species targeted.

    So far caught everything that swims I've been close to on this fly (including one little sailfish....)

    Buddy
    It Just Doesn't Matter....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob9 View Post
    Nice ties, Dave. Is the mouth slipped over the hook, then glued to the head?
    No glue. It's an easy tie. After tying in the marabou tail, one takes a single strip of foam. Fold the strip in half and poke a hole in the center of the crease with a bodkin. Slip that hole over the eye of the hook and slide the foam back over the butts of the marabou. Secure one half of the foam strip to the bend side of the hook shank. Near the eye of the hook, the foam should naturally curve up on the sides. This will form the lower lip. Wind the thread back to the hook bend, tie in a strip of boa yarn. Wrap the thread back to just behind the hook eye, and then wrap the boa yarn up as well. Secure the boa yarn with thread wraps and cut off any extra boa yarn. Bring the top strip of foam over the body of the fly and secure it to the hook with thread wraps behind the hook eye. Whip finish and sever the thread. Add eyes and/or markings to the fly as you prefer. The top lip curves down over the edges of the lower lip. I trim the corners off both lips.
    James Smith turned me on to this pattern, and it has taken bass up to 19" for me, which is a pretty good bass for Iowa.
    David Merical
    Ankeny, Iowa

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    Yes...It is a fly.IMGP0004.jpg

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