What you will need:
- Hook size 2 4x long streamer hooks are good. Bass stingers are great
- Chenille, color doesn't matter
- 2mm craft foam
- Super hair -stiffer the better
- Round rubber legs. Medium are good, large are better (Rainy's sells them)
- Strong thread to match
How to fish: Tie on a loop knot or clinch knot. Strip slowly so the fly pushes water, not too much commotion.
Use a Snowhite Damsel as a dropper 18" below. The bluegill will destroy this fly. The smallies and largies will engulf it. Stripers eat it too.We had a snakehead take a look at it but the fish literally saw us, paused, turned on a dime, and was gone. It was exhilarating.
Please let me know how you like the fly and the results. Smack it off docks, trees, and boats. It won't break like a balsa popper.
I wouldn't fish this as often as I do if it didn't put fish in the boat and make clients happy.
I will be tying this pattern at the Winston-Salem and Lancaster Fly Fishing Shows in the next two months.