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JP Z

Panfish Fly Patterns

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Figured I'd start a new post to answer Cory's question.

A fly I like is the STP Frog in the tiny pattern.

There are a couple more fun topwaters, just need to remember where I found them so I can get you a good recipe.

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How about a good fly that rides just under the surface and stays weedless?

Thanks jpz,

Corey Bechtold

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A good option would be a tiny clouser/Bendback with a plastic beadchain eye. then it rides hook point up but with the plastic beadchain eye it sinks very slowly.

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I've never used anyother fly for pannies than a popper,been using them since I was 8 learning a flyrod they work great and there cheap,I also get alot a bass and a few notherns,it was 1959 when I was 8 and I dont think my Dad had a selection of cheap flies for me to whip the feathers off,even so they yet caught sunnies!

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Hi Guys thought I'd bring this up to the top again & share a few patterns.

Here's a couple of patterns that have been working for me. The first is a dry fly I like to call the Purple Hooter #14

this thing has been nailing bulls & also getting crappies to come up & slamm it.

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Next is a new pattern that I learned this weekend from GlobalFlyFisher & is called the "Monster Bug" I took this receipe & chaged it up a little to adapt for some creative juices that were flowing & to mimic our native June Bug here in MN. this one also has been producing nice fish & tonite I tied up some larger ones for the Bass opener this weekend they range from sizes #14 - #8. I changed up the dubbing in the receipe for some Krystal Flash Chanille in the thorax & the sunnies went nuts on it.

MonsterBug5.jpg

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Lastly a pic of a nice bull next to my 8wt.

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Good luck out there guys & tight lines!

Chris

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I've got to say that I'm most impressed by the June bug imitations. You don't usually here a comment like the following in this context, but here goes: "Nice legs!"

It looks like those could serve as cicada imitations as well and my guess is that they would catch trout as well as panfish.

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Would you be willing to post that recipe or is it easy enough to get off the web?

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shiner,

globalflyfisher site.

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Shiner,

JPZ beat me to it. Just go to the site & look for the "Monster Bug" if that doesn't do it.

I will tye one up after the kids are to bed tonite & do a new post called "Monster Bug" with pics step by step for all to enjoy.

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Thanks guys! I figured it was that easy, but just wanted to check.

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