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Tying the Bass On Bed Fishing Fly (BOB FLY) #13491364 03/28/20 02:46 AM
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Variant of a pattern used on bass during the spawn. This one uses a bent 2/0 hook, one pink marabou plume, two olive marabou plumes, red dumbell eyes, and pink dacron tying thread.

It's fished by dragging it slowly across a Bass bed, stopping and shaking to coax a strike, and setting the hook soon as the pink plume disappears... meaning the bass has taken the fly!

PS: Made a modification to it by adding 2-3 pnk marabou plumes to the hook bend to make it ride with its hook bend up while resting on the bottom of a bass bed! It's called the BOBTAIL Fly!




Has worked well on a couple of trips so far...!
Fishing the Bass on Bed Fly #bassfishing #flyfishing
Fly Fishing for Bass with the Bass On Bed Fly #bobtail #bobfly

Re: Tying the Bass On Bed Fishing Fly (BOB FLY) [Re: fshng84] #13492013 03/28/20 06:26 PM
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So what you got there is a marabou clouser on a bent shank. Have you tried the new Umpqua bend-back hooks; might be just the ticket.

Re: Tying the Bass On Bed Fishing Fly (BOB FLY) [Re: Bones72] #13492637 03/29/20 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Bones72
So what you got there is a marabou clouser on a bent shank. Have you tried the new Umpqua bend-back hooks; might be just the ticket.

Cool... have not tried the bent-back.

Tied another variant of the BOBTAIL Fly... this one is different, no dumbbell eyes, and only marabou plumes on the hook bend, and then saddle hackle for the body. More to come... Bass were cruising instead of on their beds Saturday. Caught one one a Grasshopper and lost one bringing it in as well. Nice day with lots of social distancing room!

Not sure what to call this one yet... may stick with "No Name Fly". Another simple tie and no bending hooks.

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Re: Tying the Bass On Bed Fishing Fly (BOB FLY) [Re: fshng84] #13492656 03/29/20 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by fshng84
Originally Posted by Bones72
So what you got there is a marabou clouser on a bent shank. Have you tried the new Umpqua bend-back hooks; might be just the ticket.

Cool... have not tried the bent-back.

Tied another variant of the BOBTAIL Fly... this one is different, no dumbbell eyes, and only marabou plumes on the hook bend, and then saddle hackle for the body. More to come... Bass were cruising instead of on their beds Saturday. Caught one one a Grasshopper and lost one bringing it in as well. Nice day with lots of social distancing room!

Not sure what to call this one yet... may stick with "No Name Fly". Another simple tie and no bending hooks.

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Here are the details on tying the No Name Fly....

Re: Tying the Bass On Bed Fishing Fly (BOB FLY) [Re: fshng84] #13492825 03/29/20 01:58 PM
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Great idea for both. Bass are spawning in local ponds and not interested in clousers, jerk fly, poppers. I've been thinking about what else to try to get those shallow fish to bite. Thanks for the tips.

Re: Tying the Bass On Bed Fishing Fly (BOB FLY) [Re: PerksOutdoors] #13492880 03/29/20 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by PerksOutdoors
Great idea for both. Bass are spawning in local ponds and not interested in clousers, jerk fly, poppers. I've been thinking about what else to try to get those shallow fish to bite. Thanks for the tips.

Thanks PerksOutdoors! Hope they work in your area. Tried "testing" it yesterday at the local pond. Bass were out cruising the shallows instead of on their beds. Was able to catch one and lose one using a Foam Grasshopper. Will try another "test" sooner than later I hope.

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Tied a few grasshoppers and one for the bed fish. Thanks for the tips!

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Re: Tying the Bass On Bed Fishing Fly (BOB FLY) [Re: PerksOutdoors] #13499690 04/03/20 04:47 AM
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Originally Posted by PerksOutdoors
Tied a few grasshoppers and one for the bed fish. Thanks for the tips!

Thanks and Good Luck! Will look for pics of your catches!

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