|Louisiana Fly Fishing|
panfish (what else?)
Remarks (by Ron Braud):|
I found this fly in the book "Flies For Bass & Panfish; Stewart/Allen" on page 76. The original fly has an underbody of lead wire rather than a bead head. Using lead wire will give the body a somewhat fuller appearance. The thread head of the example tied in the book resembled a black bead head which is the source of my idea for using a bead head with this fly.
The notes in the Stewart-Allen book state: "Tom Lentz, who tied this example, rates this fly "third in what I consider the big-three brim flies." ". Noting the similarities to the Jitterbee and Cap Spider, both very successful brim flies, it's easy to see why.
Hook: Mustad 9671 #12
Chartreuse seems to work as well as yellow
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