|I was up at the
cabin, tying a bunch of buck tail Mickey Finns and Black
Nose Daces and thinking about bass. (Large Mouth Bass is
what you think of on Sunrise Lake.) Neither fly is
considered a bass fly. I knew that if every thing
is right bass seem to hit them. They'll take the
Mickey Finn more than the Black nose dace. Then I
started wondering about colors. If I changed the
color, would it make a difference? Bass like red,
yellow and black. Both the Mickey Finn and Black Nose
Dace have at least some of those colors. Why not a
fly based on those colors. The fly was enough of a
success that I now carry some with me.
was a summer day and Don Manning and I were fishing
Alligator Lake. Fishing was fine but catching
had been spotty. To Don that meant you didn't
catch a fish at least every other cast.
We were fishing on the east side of the lake, behind
all those expensive houses that no one seems to live
in. There are quite a few bass laying along
that stretch of shore, so I decided to change to a
Mickey Dace. It turned out to be a good
choice. I started out catching up to Don's
count and that just didn't happen. By about
the third bass, Don said, "What you usin' there,
When I showed him the fly, he asked, "Got any more
of them on you?" Now I was in Don's boat
and he out weighed me by maybe 60lb. I really
didn't want to swim home, so I gave him
one. Luckily it worked for him as well
as it did for me.
Return to flys
to 10 streamer, 4x
Black size 6
Red yarn 1/16"
Yellow Bucktail, Extending just past the hook bend.
Black Bucktail, tied as above
Red Bucktail , tied as above