View Full Version : Lets see some fav. panfish flies

07-18-2013, 10:53 PM
My favorite dropper fly for bream below a popper or a VOSI is the spider. I like to weave them. (granny weave) great for redbreast and rockys.

Chart/black work great. TMC 107SP #8

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top view

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bottom view

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07-19-2013, 09:36 AM
great looking beast. Have to try a version of that since warm water is my outlet these days

07-22-2013, 04:48 PM
No one else ties panfish flies? :confused:

07-22-2013, 11:34 PM
Here are four of my top producers for panfish.

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A cork popper on a sz 10 aberdeen hook. Plain but effective.

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My version of Theo's Bomber. Numero uno.

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Olive woolly bugger.

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Black Boudreaux

07-23-2013, 10:06 PM
Like those Boudreaux flies. look like mini hellgrammites. trout like those too!

07-23-2013, 11:04 PM
Here's a couple of bream jig flies.

DO-IT Jig Hooks black chrome #6
orange beadchain eyes 4 wraps .30 lead wire

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07-24-2013, 10:30 AM
The Boudreauxs are an easy tie.
sz 12 scud hook
beadchain eyes
silver tinsel body
one black hackle feather

1. Tie in your beadchain eyes and wrap thread past barb of hook.
2. Tie in a tail of 5-6 barbs near the back of your hackle fiber. The longer fibers right before the webby feathers are what I try for.
3. Tie in silver tinsel and your hackle feather. Wind thread back to the beadchain eyes.
4. Palmer the tinsel around the hook shank to form the body. Tie off at eyes.
5. Palmer hackle to the eyes and tye off. Form head in front of beadchain and whip finish.
6. Trim the hackle tips to about 1/4" all the way around. Leave the tail long.

Byron Begley
08-01-2013, 04:33 PM
These work well for me. They are a variation of Carter's Rubber Legged Dragon. I like the Crawfish Orange and Chartreuse best. They are great for big bluegill. I promise I'm not trying, but for some reason I catch a lot of catfish on these too. They are tied on a TMC 2457 #6.


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08-01-2013, 05:15 PM
Those are good looking bugs!

08-01-2013, 11:54 PM
Those are great flies Byron. I've caught a few carp on those rubber legged dragons also. A multi species fly.

I've been fishing a lot of hoppers lately now that we are into the dog days of summer and the fields along the banks have high grass growing in them.

This is a version of the "Improved Thunder Thighs Hopper". I tied most of my first ones last summer with only flexy floss for the legs, but feel they needed more movement on the water, so I switched back to round rubber legs on the front. My next batch will have a mono loop on the rear to attach a dropper or tandem dry fly. I do this a lot on big smallmouth poppers. makes it easier to fish multi rigs instead of tying onto the hook shank.

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08-02-2013, 10:40 AM
Troutman, do you connect your dropper line by loop knot or tie direct to the loop?

08-02-2013, 11:59 AM
Troutman, do you connect your dropper line by loop knot or tie direct to the loop?

For the panfish flies, I generally just tie to the loop with an improved clinch knot. Just have to make sure I have my reading glasses on when I nip it off so as not to cut into the loop. I prefer to loop to loop on the big poppers and dropper rigs. A lot less stress on the knot if a heavier fish takes the dropper fly.