I’m back on the vise, after 6 months of steelhead flies, back to the big flies that can be used for trout, smallmouth, pike and muskie. Had the last few days off and playing around with a few new patterns. Working on dialing the weight so that the patterns will swim correctly. While most of my water is still frozen (the northern Michigan inland lakes), getting a few patterns wet in the bath tub helps.
Picture above is the seeing eye rattle weight , curious what this guy does. While most patterns that incorporate rattles have them lying parallel to the shank, thought I would try a little perpendicular , allowing the rattles to tumble from side to side. Now will this cause the fly to walk the dog more?
Can’t really tell until you get out on the water and throw it with the sink tips and floating lines. But the creative juices are once again flowing, and for the guys who have been checking out the site. I’m sorry for the lack of content. Promise to kick it up a notch for a while. Thank you again.