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    Default Bluegill head stander fly

    I've been messing around with micro-jig flies and decided to tie an imitation baby Bluegill. This is tied on a size 4 Sabre jig hook with a non-lead BB sized split shot crimped and glued to the jig hook. The tail is a bit of fur with a couple of strands of copper colored crystal flash. The body is a dubbing brush made from synthetic fibers and the collar is a red and black hackle feather. I like to file off a bit of the split shot to give it a flat bottom which allows the fly to rest in the nose down position when at rest. This fly casts easily with my five wt and should be a great producer this spring. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all.


    Jim SmithBaby Bluegill headstander.JPG

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    That is a beutiful fly Jim1 I look forward to hearing your fishing reports on this one.

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    Thanks Greg. I'm going to tie up about a dozen in the next few days and give them a try. We're expected to hit 70 degrees next week. I'll let you know how it works out, even if it is winter fishing.

    Jim

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    This style of "on its head" fly is also used for carp flies.

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    Nice fly Jim. I'm looking for a crawfish fly tied in that manner,

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    Funny you should mention that. I am playing around with a crawfish pattern on these same jig heads. I'll post a photo when I have one to show.

    Jim

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