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    Default 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)






    This one he called a Beady Maria






    This one I made and called it The Bad Santa



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    Very cool. Nothing in my trout box looks like that hah.
    Do you usually fish these dead drifted or are you swinging them?
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    Ya they are different than most flies

    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!

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    Default 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!
    Remember, no one likes to be behind the big truck, but that's better than being under it!

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

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    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?
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    Default Re: My shad flies

    Quote Originally Posted by theboz View Post
    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

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    Very nice looking flies, congrats on the success with them!
    Larry


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    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.

    Thanks

    Jason

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    lovely!! I like the "Beady Maria".. I want to try to make one..
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