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11-06-2012, 12:35 PM
I don't want to miss you posting the directions for your fly when you get around to it. I guess you would put it in this board section? Thanks.

11-14-2012, 04:31 PM
It's similar to the Stealth Bomber, isn't it?


11-16-2012, 11:36 AM
Yes, I think it's close. I'll be out next week, think I'll stop by LRO and pick up a couple for my Spring fishing. Troutman taught me how to tie the Stealth and I've been making those up for a while. Good pan fish fly for sure.

12-26-2012, 10:20 AM
Santa has brought you a gift. Check out Byron's fishing report today for a link to instrutions for tying the Knucklehead.

12-26-2012, 01:58 PM
Fantastic, I knew that Byron was working on an SBS for the Knucklehead.



12-26-2012, 02:43 PM
what is the difference in it and the stealth bomber? The only thing I can see is it will not leave the bubble trail.

12-28-2012, 12:56 PM
what is the difference in it and the stealth bomber? The only thing I can see is it will not leave the bubble trail.

The Stealth Bomber is constructed of foam, and has a sloping head. So that if you tug smartly on your line, it will act like a Dahlberg Diver, and pull itself below the water surface and then pop back up to the surface. I've tied a few SB and they're deadly on bass.

Haven't tied or fished the Knucklehead so I can't tell you how it will fish YET.


Byron Begley
12-28-2012, 06:51 PM
Hey Folks,

The Knucklehead was designed to float high and be easily seen in rough water. As you can see it has two strips of foam. It is more of a popper than a Stealth Bomber though the inspiration came from the SB. Originally designed for smallmouth bass in clear water, we don't give it much action. It basically just sits there or drifts in the current. This is a 3-Dimensional popper. Notice the eyes stick out from the body. The underside has lines and depth. The legs stick almost straight out. This fly is actually much easier and faster to make than a popper.

I tie and use Stealth Bombers too. But they may be fished differently. You can strip a SB and it will dive. This fly is not made to do that. I like both flies. I'll try to place the link to the tutorial below.



12-28-2012, 10:45 PM
totally cool byron. i can definately see the difference better now. I got a couple small alabama streams I will need to try these on for red eye bass.

12-29-2012, 09:01 AM
Thanks Byron!! Sweet, I'll try a few this coming year.