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aroostookbasser 02-10-2008 04:53 PM

Your best smallmouth Fly
 
I tye a deer hair mouse that slays'em. what do you tye?

darkcahill 02-18-2008 12:28 PM

Re: Your best smallmouth Fly
 
Has to be a DDH Leech. This fly is just dynamite for smallmouth. Brown is the best color.

tie one on 02-18-2008 04:51 PM

Re: Your best smallmouth Fly
 
I've caught smallies on a #14 black caddis to a #4 crayfish &
pretty much everything in-between. I am in the process of tying
up some new sculpin tube flies to try this year. I'll let you know
how they did. If I had a absolute favorite my choice more than
likely would be either a black leech, or black stonefly.

Tie One On

Joe D 02-18-2008 09:08 PM

Re: Your best smallmouth Fly
 
If I could only have one... Clouser minnow.

aroostookbasser 02-19-2008 07:16 AM

Re: Your best smallmouth Fly
 
Some great flies listed here..anything else out there?

shorthaul 02-19-2008 08:07 AM

Re: Your best smallmouth Fly
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe D (Post 21393)
If I could only have one... Clouser minnow.


Clousers would be great in dark colors---we would get out 5 wt fly rods after walleye fishing around Pelee island in lake Erie and catch smallmouth on a 1/16 oz black jig---it was a blast---I hope to reproduce those results this summer on the Ohio side of the lake rather than burning fuel chasing walleye.

TheFlyMaster 02-20-2008 09:39 AM

Re: Your best smallmouth Fly
 
Meat Whistle for me, but the clouser is a very close second.

BigCliff 02-20-2008 07:51 PM

Re: Your best smallmouth Fly
 
I've got the most on Clousers, but I think every time I've found myself saying "now that's a nice smallmouth" the fly has been a baitfish pattern with a zonker strip integrated.

I can't seem to find a picture of what I'm thinking of, but its tied and rides upside-down like a clouser, with the zonker on the barb side of the hook shank, weighted eyes underneath, and dubbing or estaz wrapped for the body.

Joe D 02-20-2008 09:41 PM

Re: Your best smallmouth Fly
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BigCliff (Post 21559)
I've got the most on Clousers, but I think every time I've found myself saying "now that's a nice smallmouth" the fly has been a baitfish pattern with a zonker strip integrated.

I can't seem to find a picture of what I'm thinking of, but its tied and rides upside-down like a clouser, with the zonker on the barb side of the hook shank, weighted eyes underneath, and dubbing or estaz wrapped for the body.

Cliff,

Fish just love eating rabbit, tastes just like chicken.

Joe D 02-20-2008 09:43 PM

Re: Your best smallmouth Fly
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aroostookbasser (Post 21408)
Some great flies listed here..anything else out there?

There are so many. I always find the best fly is the one that just got bit! But I'll add zuddlers and mushmouths to the list.

Joe


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