The Slurp N’ Burp Worm worm is a creation by fly designer Pat Cohen and uses both the tails and dubbing he has developed. This high action bass fly needs a little modification of the hook with a 30 degree bend near the eye, but provides an ideal spot for the barbell eyes to sit, and to provide shelter for the glass rattle. The body consists of a generous portion of Cohen’s Carp Dubb, spun in a dubbing loop and brushed out. Overall, you’ll be hard pressed to find another fly with so much action for you favorite bass pond.
Slurp N’ Burp Worm Fly Pattern Recipe
Hook: #4/0 Predator X hook bent into jig
Thread: Danville 210 Denier
Weedguard: 40lb mono
Eyes: Large black lead dumbbell
Rattle: 4mm glass rattle
Tail: Paddle tails (large)
Body: Cohen’s Carp Dubb spun in dubbing loop
Legs: 4 sets rubber legs per side (8 total)
Be sure to check out this and other videos on Pat Cohen’s Youtube page and you can find product and more info at rusuperfly.com.
Steve Stanley whips us a super simplified non-articulated fish grabbing version of Andreas Anderson’s Rag Doll fly pattern he calls the Rag Dolly. The fly is boiled down to the essentials and is a killer looking baitfish pattern. The fly has a high action body and tail made from craft fur and flash, combined with a more challenging aspect of fly tying, a deer head head. You’ll want to make sure you have a sharp blade to carve out the head, and some extra goopy dabs of glue to really anchor down those eyes. This should get some bucket mouths, bronze backs and snot rockets moving in for a taste.
Rag Dolly (Mini) Fly Pattern Recipe
Hook: TMC U502
Thread: Danville 210 Denier
Tail: Craft Fur
Body: Craft fur & Flashabou
Head: Deer Belly Hair
Eyes: Living Eyes
Glue (Zap-a-gap) and a double sided razor blade
Be sure to check out this and other videos on Green Mountain Troutfitters Youtube page and you can find product and more info at gmtrout.com.
Bob Clouser is the man behind the highly popular Clouser Minnow, a fly which is responsible for catching over 107 (as Bob tells me) species of fish from trout, to tarpon to steelhead to bass. If it chases a minnow, it will likely find interest in a Clouser Minnow. Peter Charles ties us a variation on the original that targets smallmouth, largemouth and striped bass. Peter ties this in the traditional white and chartreuse color combination and uses clear mono thread to help give some added strength to the fly. The pattern can be modified in a number of ways, but having a good grasp on the basic form is a good skill to hone.
Clouser Deep Minnow Fly Pattern Recipe
Hook: Bass / Pike hook or Stainless Steel saltwater hook #4-#2/0
Thread: Danville fine monofilament
Eyes: Dumbbell (barbell) eye
Flash: Pearl Flashabou
Body: White bucktail
Wing: Chartreuse bucktail
Be sure to check out this and other videos on Peter Charles’s Youtube page.