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Bass flies (will catch trout too!)
With the temperatures the way they are, it’s appropriate that the fly of the month be something used to catch bass. I used these flies recently to catch a good number of bass on the upper Juanita. Its a cross between a Clouser and wollybugger. Like the Clouser, the eyes have it ride hook up, which reduces snags. I’ve tied them with and without rubber legs.
Hook – 3XL streamer hook. Sizes 10-4. I fished 6s recently.
Thread – 6/0 to match body color.
Eyes – painted lead bar-bell eyes, tied 1/3 down from the hook eye. Sz 10-8 (small size) Sz 6-4 (medium sized)
Weight- (optional) lead substitute behind eyes, to cover 2/3 of the hookshank.
Body – Medium brown Chenille; medium olive. I build up the body and wrap the chenille to obtain a tapered appearance, especially building up behind and in front of the eyes to form a “head”.
Tail -Maribou medium brown with 6-7 strands copper flash; Olive with 6-7 strands pearl flash
Legs- silly legs brown; olive/black
Hackle- dark brown; olive dyed grizzly
I’ve tied some in white (white eyes) with no legs and black (red eyes) but haven’t tried them yet. I bet they will work