A lot of work goes into these poppers and it’s a great site to take in. With an airbrush and some creativity, you could have a nice collection of Bass and Pike bait. If you don’t have the set-up to paint the heads your self, you can always get them pre-painted. I know of a spot I’d love to try these out at.
It’s been a while since I last strapped on a chicken sized fly in pursuit of a Snot Rocket. I’ve been following Simon Graham’s blog [http://pikeflyfishingarticles.blogspot.com] reading about the flies and techniques use the hunt them down. He’s just posted a step by step tutorial on how to tie up the oddly named Ballydoonah Bomber. The fly is designed by an Irish tyer, Alan Hanna and the end of the article includes some great video highlighting his flies and the movement that they exhibit in the water. Check it out.
I don’t think that we have ever featured a fly on the blog specifically for Redfish, so here it is. This one comes courtesy of Capt. Matt Wirt and is worthy of any toothy critter box. While I don’t tie or fish for Redfsh, I do see some possibilities for hunting Pike and gar with a slight variation. Tasty!