These monthly tying contests are so freaking rad. So much good stuff being shared. Love it.
You got a go to line you like for those bad boys? What sort of presentation?This is the woodsman… similar to the previous pattern I posted but longer shanks and hooks, tail shenk, I use finesse chenille for body and added a few wraps of mallard on each segment. Also add some flex at the head at an angle. This one really kicks side to side.
I should note these aren’t my patterns but just what I’ve been using and tying, particularly for prespawn river smallmouth
well shit, I missed the "subsurface" part of the equation....regardless, I fear you may be right.
I see your senko and raise you a curly tailed grub😁Not new as I tied these awhile ago. I’ve caught LM and SM of both.
My version on a wacky worm fly tied with hard and silicone tubes and without (braided). I tie them with (cone) and without weight depending how fast I want them to sink. Not fun to cast but give good movement.
Fun to casting at fish you can see and seeing how they react.
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Those are gorgeousI am very new to targeting bass with a fly rod. 2022 was my first year doing so. These are some of the subsurface patterns that worked for me.
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And some big ass version of some classics…clousers and buggers .
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