View Full Version : Barbies aren't just for little girls!
09-16-2007, 07:37 PM
Barbie Bugs that is! I spent the weekend visiting my sister over in middle Tenn. outside of Mcminnville. They have a nice 2 acre pond they built 3 years ago and stocked with gills, bass and catfish. While my dad and nephews were happy to catch plenty of 2 pd cats on worms under a bobber, I was just as happy to C&R at least 40-50 of these gills using a #8 walts popper with a barbie bug dropper about 2 ft under it. I even had several doubles! great weekend to wet a line and visit with all my family.
09-16-2007, 11:09 PM
Being the 'namer' of said fly...I say Barbie Bugs RULE! :biggrin:
Seriously, if anyone is too skeert of pink to use this fly...you are missing out.;)
Gary that sure sounds like it was fun. One little 10 inch smallmouth saved me a "skunking" Friday evening and that's the last chance I got this weekend. Things are looking up a little though with the showers last week and the cooler temps.
BTW, what rod were you using there in the picture? Just curious, I still haven't put that finesse down yet. I've fished it for everything since I went with you.
09-17-2007, 11:36 AM
Bran, I was using my Diamondglass 8ft. 5wt with an Orvis midarbor 3 reel and Rio Clouser 6wt line. I took my Lamiglass 3wt., but the wind was blowing about 10mph and I started out throwing lead eye brown buggers. I wish more rod manufactures made fiberglass rods, the full flexing actions are so smooth and every fish no matter the size is fun.
I'll have to try one sometime, I've never thrown one. After a month I can tell the limitations of my 4 wt throwing the heavier flies. I have picked up my Launch 6 wt. a couple times but the Finesse 4 is too much fun to leave at home, I just enjoy casting it if I don't catch a thing.
I was at a shop in Raleigh last week and started looking at some tying books and mat'l. I told my wife I think the bug is biting me to learn to tie flies now. It would be something fun in the Winter months to make some Helgrammite and crawfish patterns and maybe a few dries for Bream or Trout.
04-01-2008, 11:22 AM
May some one please post a link for a barbie bug. Thanks in advance.
04-01-2008, 11:47 AM
Its probably in the online catalog but this is the ones I tie. #10 or #12 hooks glass beadheads look good on them also.
04-01-2008, 12:03 PM
Is that online catalog the General Fly Tying forum or something else?
04-01-2008, 12:18 PM
Scroll up to the header board for the online cat. button to search. but heres the direct link
04-01-2008, 07:12 PM
If you really want a good lesson on tying all kinds of flies I would highly recommend the tying classes at LRO. I took all 3 this past winter, and it gave me a great base to tie almost anything I want. Troutman is an excellent fly-tyer, so whatever he recommends I would go with.
04-01-2008, 09:47 PM
Great report Gary. Thanks for sharing!
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