Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Stealth Bomber Bass Killer

In my last post I mentioned the Stealth Bomber Fly but soon realized that I had failed to add any pics of this fly in the mouth of a bass or any instruction on how to tie this little wonder bug.  So with the purpose of getting a few bass pics with the fly in the mouth, I took an hour off and hit the local pond.  They are not the biggest fish I have seen hooked with this fly but with the hour I had to fish in the heat of the afternoon, they ain't a bad catch.
From what I can gather, the Stealth Bomber fly pattern was created by Kent over at FlyFishGA.com who I come to find out was a native of my area of SC.  Gotta love the local boys.  On his website you will get one of the best in-depth descriptions of not only how to tie up this bad boy but also how to cut the pattern for the foam as well as how to fish it.  This site came in especially handy for me since the first few hook sets I tried while fishing this fly very nearly ended up with the hook being neatly set in my right eye.  I soon learned that a strip set is best despite the automatic reaction most of us have to raise the rod tip.

Anyway, click over and check it out, especially the PDF on how to tie this fly.  Great fly Kent and thanks again to Kev for getting me hooked on this fly.

5 comments:

Kevin Frank said...

I almost don't use anything else but bombers when I fish for bass.

Howard Levett said...

Hmm, it's a really nice fly. I wonder how it would do with cats. I'm betting pretty good.

Shoreman said...

Have to put this one in my arsenal for this summer.

Mark

David Romanillos said...

Congratulations, I like too fly fishing bass and pike. Excellent tying.
www.romanillosamosca.com

AYearOnTheFly said...

Kev - I can see why.
Howard - if your cats (Im assuming catfish) feed off the top and are aggressive then sure why not. If you mean the feline variety , I doubt they'll go in the water for it:)
Shoreman - its a must have
David - I'd love to get me some pike. Thanks for the visit.