I tie my own flies. It’s fun and relaxing. It’s also exciting to catch a fish on a fly I’ve tied.
Some time ago, I started looking for a good pattern for blue gills and bass. I started with something I saw called a bead-head bugger. I started tweaking the pattern to try different sizes hooks and features. I finally settled on pattern and made a bunch with different colors.
I also made some up in black and olive. All these colors work. Tied on a #12 barbless hook with ultra chenille and rubber legs. They’re blue gill candy.
As I started fishing and catching fish with these, the Veterans of our Project Healing Waters program took notice. “What are you using?” “Can I try one?”
So I made a bunch to hand out to the Vets. It’s become a very popular fly.
See you on the highway.