Archive for the Trout Category

My Weapon of Choice for Grass Carp, Catfish, and Bluegill: Dubbing and Tie.

Here’s a how to piece on a simple fly that outperforms almost everything else where I fish.   Throw on a Marabou tail and boom, another killer pattern, though geared more towards catfish and bass.  Do a hackle with that and get a hook point up wooly bugger!  Really though, I’ve barely tied on anything else the last month.  Did I mention how simple it is? You don’t need anything special just some black dubbing, eye’s, turkey feather in black or similar, and a hook.  Mix your own dubbing and you’ll have endless fun with this pattern… The flies below are all on size 4, which is good for bigger fish during the berry drop, maybe year round? Its a step up in size for me, but just barely.  Deadly effective, no matter what you fish for.  Have fun with it! Change the colors up and do whatever, but black and brown are my favorites.

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Some Big Bass and a Very Very Rare Catch!

In order

nice bass


Big Bass fly fishig with hammerhead sculpin fly




#2  Spot the Crappie….


Yes that's a tail coming out of his throat.



big bass on a hammerhead weedless warm water fly for all species


That point in his belly is probably the Crappie's head






Both of these fish took a size 2 weedless dark olive hammerhead Sculpin…

hammerhead sculpin warm water fly

Junk in the Trunk Hammerhead sculpin with turkey flat pecs


And now for the Real Surprise…

trout caught in a st. louis, mo creek on weedless wooly bugger fly

My mind is blown...This fella must have an interesting story to tell

This is a warm water creek…so I can’t image the journey this fish has been on…I think his days are numbered.

Totally Awesome.  This fish took a size 6 weedless woolly bugger with beadchain eyes.  A new sure winner that I am now offering, but you will have to contact me to get them…weedless flies will let you do things you’d never try with your normal flies, talk about a confidence booster when your banging structure or sinking the fly deep next to a beaver damn…the difference between losing 4 flies in a day vs none…I chose none.

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Missouri Goes Big : New Additions and Old Favorites…Part 1

Here’s a quick teaser for all you Great Lakes guys and general warm-water guys,  no particular order…more coming soon. Oh yeah, check out the
Great Lakes and all around freshwater Page too if your interested.



freshwater crayfish fly with wide body and extra eyes for rattle and size

Hammerhead Rough Dub Crayfish


Carp fly

Great Lakes Blind Squirrel


carp fly for the great lakes

Depth Charge


Hammerhead Depth Charge Carp fly freshwater fly fishing

Hammerhead Depth Charge


big backstabber fly for big game and big carp

Hammerhead Backstabber


awesome great lakes carp fly

Rabbit Charger Deep


big fat freshwater saltwater fly good for great lakes carp

HH Fatboy 2 Tone


freshwater saltwater fly carp in the great lakes

HH Rock Dartrer


Killer fly

Pink Mallard Meat


Carp fly for great lakes tied with mallard on stainless with rattle hammer head

Mallard Meat


Crayfish fly for carp and other freshwater species

Painted Puglisi Craw


Carp fly for Great lakes carp

HH Barred Reactor Bug


barred carp fly

Barred Bugger

The Carp Caddis

I’ve had this fly in my head for a few days now.  This was the perfect opportunity to put a buck tail dubbing blend to the test.  One of the easier ties around, the body/case extends beyond the hook bend via a 16# mono extension, custom blended dubbing mix,  ostrich hearl head, and of course Bone Fish hook with large bead chain eyes.   Sure to do as well in the trout stream as it will in the Carp pond.  This fly should take a weed guard nicely, for either drifting or dragging bottom


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