Category Archives: Bass & Panfish Flies

Classic Flies For Black Bass

Old Glory

 A John Alden Knight bass pattern. The original calls for the wing to be four hackles, tied on the flat, top, bottom, left and right. This is tied in a traditional style.

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“Bob Gooch”

In appreciation…

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Dreams of spring…

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Spoon Wings!

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A simple lesson…

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Massasaga

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Matador

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Gotham Flatwing

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Slushee

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Llama Variations

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Autumn Twilight

Here is an originally un-named  Austin Hogan pattern that he described in his Jan. 1970 article “Blues for an Autumn Twilight”.  A beauty for the bass of the Schoharie!

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Perch Belly

Here’s an old “Tap” Tapply pickerel pattern…

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Snipa

Another late January F & S combo with promise…  

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Polar Peril

Here’s a pattern of mine for smallmouth tied on some old Mustad 79666 Keel hooks.  Those long discontinued irons are sorely missed. I wish Mustad, or some other enterprising hook maker, would re-introduce them. Though some worm hooks come close, … Continue reading

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The Savoy

Here’s a new bass pattern for 2013. Handsome and simple, we’ll see how it does!

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