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Old 12-18-2013, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by bigjim5589 View Post
Buckets. welcome to the site! Good suggestion about cork! I also have used the wine corks & bottle stoppers. Used to be that good pre-shaped cork bodies were readily available, and inexpensive, but not so much now. Foam bodies have pretty much replaced cork, but cork is still a good material!

These were made with pre-shaped cork bodies. Not pretty, but they caught a lot of fish!
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This one was made with a bottle stopper. Fairly simple, yet they work well!
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Smallmouths are my favorite freshwater species & I like to experiment with all kinds of flies. Many big western trout flies, Steelhead & Salmon flies work very well for stream & river SM bass. I particularly like those made with foam.
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These deer hair dry flies are wonderful SM flies!
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Thanks for the great fly pics and warm welcome

I'm definitely not the best tier and I've found bass flies are a great way to learn!

I have tied some way ugly stuff that the bass love..

Yours are all beautiful




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