Category Archives: Bass & Panfish Flies

Classic Flies For Black Bass

Royal Coachman

This year marks the 140th anniversary of the development of the Royal Coachman wet fly. Developed and first tied by New York fly tyer John Haily in 1878, its perseverance, popularity and certainly its familiarity are without peer. This season … Continue reading

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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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