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winxp_man 07-28-2012 06:14 PM

My shad flies
 
Here are the flies I used and have done wonders on shad for me this season.

The one is a Bloody Maria made by a friend. (Its what he called it)


http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...n/DSC05881.jpg



This one he called a Beady Maria :)


http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...n/DSC05876.jpg



This one I made and called it The Bad Santa :D


http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...n/DSC05880.jpg

siskiyoublues 07-28-2012 06:35 PM

Re: My shad flies
 
Very cool. Nothing in my trout box looks like that hah.
Do you usually fish these dead drifted or are you swinging them?

winxp_man 07-28-2012 06:44 PM

Re: My shad flies
 
Ya they are different than most flies :D

I did dead drift, swing and even threw out my line by hand, and thinking I tangled it I pulled it back by hand and about 10 feet below me I hooked one hahaha

I had one hell of a time this year!

bigjim5589 07-28-2012 06:56 PM

Re: My shad flies
 
Those look like they would work very well! Should also work well as Crappie flies!

I've tried all types of flies for shad, and get a bit too fancy with them sometimes. Simple flies have been my best producers too! :smile:

fishinkeebs 08-04-2012 03:09 PM

Re: My shad flies
 
Looks nice. Little different than most shad flies I have used

theboz 08-04-2012 05:09 PM

Re: My shad flies
 
Like them! Red and white can be a hot shad color on the east coast as well. And where I shad fish red is a bonus cause it takes alot of Smallies when the shad are quiet. Nice job. What size hook?

winxp_man 08-22-2012 03:05 AM

Re: My shad flies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by theboz (Post 475411)
Like them! Red and white can be a hot shad color on the east coast as well. And where I shad fish red is a bonus cause it takes alot of Smallies when the shad are quiet. Nice job. What size hook?

For the my buddies Beady Maria I like to use the Umpqua Tiemco TMC 2488. For the Bloody Maria and the Bad Santa I use the the size 10 Mustad nymph hook. Hope this helps a little :)

mcnerney 08-22-2012 05:34 AM

Re: My shad flies
 
Very nice looking flies, congrats on the success with them!

streemaslinga 09-17-2012 02:10 PM

Re: My shad flies
 
Got to make me some of those beady flies! Thank you,

Brand new here 1st post but those flies got me excited to get some together.:D

Thanks

Jason

BlueBird 09-17-2012 03:52 PM

Re: My shad flies
 
lovely!! I like the "Beady Maria".. I want to try to make one.. ;)


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