Micheal S. gave me a larger version of this frog, and the bass completely destroyed it. I tinkered with the pattern until I could get the tying down to less than 5 minutes, and here is the result: Hook: Size 6 Mustad 3366A Thread: 240 denier thread to match under-body Over-body: 3mm closed cell foam cut to 1/2" wide Legs: Flat rubber legs, 4 strand wide, and 1 strand Under-body: Chenille, yarn, etc. Eyes: 4mm dolls eyes Glue: Craft glue or CA Markers for finishing touches.
Distancing myself from the public in the hobby room, tying flies in anticipation of good weather coming. I needed to replace the frogs that Mike S. gave me a few months ago. Then again Scott F. convinced me to try tying some DB poppers.
The object of this series is to show some ideas, and cost savings, when making popper heads. None of the products mentioned are the absolute “best” to buy, or use, but mentioned to only give you some ideas. The basic approach to this fly was originally published by Jay "Fishy" Fullum as the “single fold popper” in his book Fishy’s Flies, ISBN 0-8117-2616-9. Kevin has made some modifications. Most notably is the thickness of the foam, 6mm instead of 4mm. Another noted modification is a slit in the foam for the dogleg of the hook to rest in. http://hillcountryflyfishers.com/
The September 2015 Fly of the Month, the Deadhead Minnow, has been added to Fly Patterns page on this website. The Deadhead Minnow by Casey Smartt
Here is the run down for up coming year. Feb 3, 10, 24, March 2, 9, 16. These are the beginner dates at Bethany Christian church at 7 pm. March 23 & 30 are make up dates.
After almost 10 years, I realize that I just don't make as many cork poppers as I once did. I plan to bring this to the January meeting. Contact me if you want part, or all, of these.
The Deadhead Minnow By Casey Smartt A few years ago, I began experimenting with techniques to create a large cigar-shaped baitfish pattern made from craft fur. The goal was to tie a round-bodied pattern that was neutrally buoyant… something like a fly-version of a Corky lure. I could clearly visualize this fly in my mind, … Continue reading The Deadhead Minnow, edited
I just wanted to personally invite you and your club members and families to attend Rendezvous for a great weekend. Your donation and several other clubs too have allowed us to reduce our weekend fee to just $40. Please send our website: http://flycasting.bravesites.com out so everyone knows about Rendezvous. Everything is detailed on it but … Continue reading Rendezvous November 1-3
FotM Foam Popper Bug May2017
A simple shrimp fly from just a few materials. It casts well, and pushes water like a seaducer. Recipe: Gama B10S size 2 Size “A” rod wrapping thread, brown Shrimp eyes, prepared earlier Green Krystal flash Coyote fur Head cement