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11-07-2008, 02:57 PM
looking for new panfish fly patterns!
heres one of mine-

I am sorry but the picture was too large and blowing out the Portal page. Please resize your photo and repost. It is a great looking fly and others will want to see. Make sure the photo is small enough that you can see the right side of the screen.

Thanks, Frank

11-07-2008, 04:52 PM
i tried resizing it, i hope it works.


11-07-2008, 04:54 PM
That does look great. Would you might putting up some basic tying instructions?

Also, how do you fish it? I could imagine throwing it into still water and hopping it back to me.

11-07-2008, 06:07 PM
green dubbing
copper wire
black marabou
grizzly hackle
dumbell eyes
white poly yarn

(i have made this fly with many, many differnt combinations of materials)

step 1: attach eyes by wrapping at angle in between each eye. i usually add a drop of fly head cement to secure the wraps.

step 2: attach marabou right before the bend of the hook.

step 3: tie on TWO strands of copper wire and cut off the excess.

step 4: twist dubbing onto thread and wrap forward (make sure to leave a space between dubbing and eyes)

step 5: wrap the copper wires forward in an evenly spaced pattern. tie off and trim excess.

step 6: tie in a bundle of poly yarn where the dubbing ends.

step 7: tie in the grizzly hackle

step 8: twist more dubbing on the thread and wrap toward the head. wrap over and around the eyes to cover the middle with dubbing.

step 9: wrap the hackle forward and tie off. trim the excess.

step 10: trim the marabou and the poly yarn. now go fish it!

i use this fly for bluegill and other panfish. i usually let it drop and then i do a jerk retrieve. i hope this helps! good luck fishing!

11-07-2008, 09:20 PM
I see gills tearing that pattern up for sure! nice tie and tying instructions!

Frank Whiton
11-09-2008, 03:45 PM
Hi rmooney,

Thanks for reposting. You can go about twice the size you reposted. Take a look at these pictures (http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/f109/how-do-i-tye-deer-hair-head-out-hair-stacker-7078.html). That will give us some more detail.