Monday, February 6, 2012
Thunder Creek or Swamp Darter
I happen to really love bucktail streamers. Both the Black-nosed Dace, and the Mickey Finn have been constant performers when the dead drifts of midges or the lazy drys have failed me. This little Thunder Creek is also a great producer of strikes and who ever adopted it as a southern bass taker and re-named it the Swamp Darter was not to far off the mark. Whatever you call it, this little guy performs wonderfully on the bass pond when the small mouths are on the prowl or large hungry trout looking for a minnow meal.
Hook - Long Streamer 6 - 10
Thread - Red
Body - Silver Tinsel
Rib - Oval Tinsel (I use a thin Bronze Wire for weight)
Back - Brown Bucktail
Belly - White Bucktail
Eyes - Optional to paint them on yellow under black
What I really like is that with the hair first tied forward then back over itself to form the head, you can hide a lot of weight right there in the head. If you want a fly that will get down deep, depending on how you tie this bad boy, this will be a go-to fly. It might not look pretty but it does the job. Enjoy...
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