Nice one Bob. Is that squirrel for the under body? Nice and fully dresses.
As I understand, it is Bob.
This photo may be found here. http://theflybrary.com/ It's Ted Patlen's interpretation of Mr. Gapen's original design.
The ones I fish are a little different from this one but not by much. I am not a fly tier and have always liked the tried and true patterns.
Last edited by bobbyg; 11-16-2013 at 05:16 PM.
When you can arrange your affairs to go fishing, forget all the signs, homilies, advice and folklore. JUST GO.
I tie a bass/panfish fly that is a Krystal bugger with a hackle collar as opposed to palmered hackle on the body, and it has barbell eyes like a Clouser so it rides hook point up. Sz 12-6; 3 or 4x long streamer hooks
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Yellow Gurgle Pop! Size 10 with a crystal flash tail.
My favorite for large and smallmouth
The only change I have been doing lately is to go with a lighter jig hook, 1/64 ounce to make it easier to cast. This fall I caught a nice bow on the fly in stained water on a local spring creek.
"Half of getting old is inexorable biology, but the other half is attitude." --John Gierach
If I was down to one fly I think it would be a black and grizzly woolly bugger in size 8. I've caught a lot of bass up to 20 inches long as well as many nice bluegills with it.