Not heavy at all Landon. The head is a plastic bead that is mostly hollow. The tail is nothing but marabou fibers. The articulating portion of the body is a single piece of yarn and the hook shank is wrapped with a short piece of cactus chenille. The orange throat is a single small section of marabou. The collar is a dark brown dyed grizzly hackle.
To fish these at any depth you would need to wrap the hook shank with lead sub wraps. It casts quite easily with a 3-4 wt rod.
@LandonP and @Nathan88
Thanks gentlemen. This dace is very common in most of the flowing waters here.
It surprises me (that at certain times) that tiny touch of orange at the throat really makes a difference. Most times, color doesn’t mean much.
Thanks @Tuononen Yes, I would love to “just add water”. We are still in the “red” zone maximum restriction/house arrest area and these restrictions were just extended until June. For some odd reason, fishing them in the bathtub has produced zero strikes. LOL.
I know guys that don’t need even one grain of rice to make a dink fish turn into a 10 pounder. Bet you know a couple as well.
There’s an old fishing lodge saying that goes:
“All fishermen are liars except you and me, and I’m not so damned sure about you.” LOL LOL LOL.
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