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Fly Tying / Re: Chenille Panfish Spider
« Last post by Pondhopper Lee on July 21, 2017, 08:55:07 PM »
I am curious if you get a lot of fish hitting the long legs.
My preference would to have the legs at least 1/2 that long.
I find the fish don't hit the legs then.

Rick

Rick,I usually tie them with shorter legs also but have not really noticed a difference in how they affect the catch.They usually just suck the fly in and go with it.
Bluegill are curious little fish.I tried them longer for the action they would create.I figured short legs would be stiffer and with the longer legs,every little twitch of my line would make them kick and have a more live action.
Same with a small popper.I never notice them hitting the long legs.They just eat that popper.
I cannot say if they are any better with longer legs but they sure work. :smile:
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Fly Tying / Re: Chenille Panfish Spider
« Last post by Rick Z on July 21, 2017, 06:55:01 PM »
I am curious if you get a lot of fish hitting the long legs.
My preference would to have the legs at least 1/2 that long.
I find the fish don't hit the legs then.

Rick
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Fly Tying / Chenille Panfish Spider
« Last post by Pondhopper Lee on July 20, 2017, 08:18:27 PM »
This is a very simple spider pattern to tie and i have caught many fish with them.
Tie them in different colors.
Most productive is probably black/chartreuse but also good is Black/yellow or white/red.

Chenille Panfish Spider
Chenille spider by S W, on Flickr
Chenille spider by S W, on Flickr

Size 8 Eagle Claw Plain Shank Hook
Uni Thread 8/0 Black
Chartreuse Chenille
Black Chenille
White Rubber Legs



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Fly Tying / Re: Wooly Buggers size 12
« Last post by Pondhopper Lee on July 18, 2017, 04:01:19 PM »
A Wooly Bugger could be rated as the number one all time fly. It works on all species of fish and in all waters, even salt water. I have fished it in little small cold water streams up in the mountains, stock tanks (what we call a pond here in Texas), large rushing rivers, in lakes and even in the Gulf.

Those you tied look great and no self-respecting Panfish could resist them.

Thanks Flydude,
The bluegill and bass here sure love them.
Back in the spring i tied some solid white buggers and had a blast with them during the white bass run.
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Fly Tying / Re: Wooly Buggers size 12
« Last post by Flydude on July 18, 2017, 05:24:05 AM »
A Wooly Bugger could be rated as the number one all time fly. It works on all species of fish and in all waters, even salt water. I have fished it in little small cold water streams up in the mountains, stock tanks (what we call a pond here in Texas), large rushing rivers, in lakes and even in the Gulf.

Those you tied look great and no self-respecting Panfish could resist them.
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Fly Tying / Wooly Buggers size 12
« Last post by Pondhopper Lee on July 17, 2017, 08:03:33 PM »
Brown and Yellow Beadhead Wooly Buggers size 12

These are great little woolys for panfish.

Brown and Yellow Woolys by S W, on Flickr
S402 Allen Hook Size 12
Uni Thread 8/0 Brown
Small copper wire
Brass Bead Head
Lead wire weight (optional)
Grizzly Hackle body
Brown Med Chenille Body
Yellow Marabou Tail
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Fly Tying / Small Foam Hopper
« Last post by Pondhopper Lee on July 16, 2017, 08:58:26 PM »
Small Foam Hopper
This is a very simple tied foam hopper that panfish and bass will love.Floats well.

Foam Hopper by S W, on Flickr
S402 Allen Dry Fly Hook Size 12
Uni Thread 8/0 Yellow
Sheet Foam  Body Orange
Sheet Foam Body Tan
Sheet foam Indicator Yellow
Deer Hair Wing
Yellow Rubber Legs
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Fly Tying / Re: Dragonflies
« Last post by Pondhopper Lee on July 15, 2017, 07:17:57 PM »
Bream food for sure, Lee. Those flies look great and thanks for adding the materials list for them. Take care, John. :smile:

Thank's John.
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Fly Tying / Re: Dragonflies
« Last post by breamchaser on July 15, 2017, 09:54:19 AM »
Bream food for sure, Lee. Those flies look great and thanks for adding the materials list for them. Take care, John. :smile:
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Fly Tying / Dragonflies
« Last post by Pondhopper Lee on July 14, 2017, 07:53:13 PM »
I tied these a while back just goofing off and experimenting with materials and surprisingly they float good and work great.

Deer hair Dragonfly size 12

Dragonfly1 by S W, on Flickr
D103 Allen Hook size 12
Uni Thread 6/0 Black
Blue Poly Punch Yarn Body
Stretched Cassette tape Legs
Flat Cassette Tape Back
Black Foam abdomen
Black Mono Eyes
Buck Tail Wings

Grizzly Hackle Dragonfly size 12

Dragonfly3 by S W, on Flickr
D103 Allen Hook size 12
Uni Thread 6/0 Black
Blue Poly Punch Yarn Body
Grizzly Hackle Wings
Foam Head and abdomen

Double Mating Grizzly Hackle Dragonfly size 12

Dragonfly2 by S W, on Flickr
S402 Allen Hook size 12
Uni Thread 6/0 Black
Blue Poly Punch Yarn Body
Grizzly Hackle Wings
Foam Head and abdomen


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