Category Archives: Bass & Panfish Flies

Classic Flies For Black Bass

Jenny Lind

Finally getting around to tying a pattern I’ve admired for years. I think that white perch’ll like this one!    

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Grass Hopper

A classic wet fly for bass ready to delight in the ’16 season!

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Maybelle Dragon

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White Jungle Spoonwing

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Bob Wilson

“Bob Wilson” on a sz. 8 Sawada Limerick wet fly hook. I like the look of these hooks and they are sharp! An excellent fishing hook with a nice black finish.

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Ferguson

A streamer fly conversion of the classic bass fly “Ferguson”…

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“Tricked out” Black Pond

Black Pond, sz. 1, on a Mustad 3890 with a painted ring-eye. Rust-Oleum Protective Enamel, gloss white. I saw this “trick” in a Japanese book some years ago. Just for fun!

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Wee Smallies on the FWD

This past week I fished my Fan Wing Damsel on a small New Hampshire River during low-water conditions and had a great time with wee smallies. 9′ 4X tippet, sz. 10 FWD’s and my cane 5 weight made for a … Continue reading

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First Responder

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Colonel Clink

I just keep scratching that red & yellow itch…

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Golden Doctor

In error, I actually tied this fly with a silver body… My friend Bob Petti fixed the color in photoshop! Amazing! A wee bit of Madison Avenue here at Favorite Flies!

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Yummy

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Full House

No; it’s not a fly; it’s a “Fly & Spinner Combination” a traditional long rod offering that is saddled with one of the most unimaginative names in our canon. I much prefer the name that J. Edson Leonard gave them; … Continue reading

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Colonel Fuller

“Red and Yellow Gets a Fellow…”

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Keene’s Bronze Coachman

Those who’ve shared a canoe with me know the delight I take in catching panfish, and especially the white and yellow perch. I have a firm devotion to the “Ol’ Black Pan”,  and the furs and feathers that litter the … Continue reading

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