Eastern Blacknose Dace
Tied by: Bill Trublubug Southeastern PA, US
Bill Trublubug

Bill Trublubug
11 months ago

Been posting baitfish patterns in some pretty wild color schemes of late. Same style fly as previously posted, but a bit more true to natural colors.

Landon
11 months ago

Are these for fly fishing? they look very heavy.

Bill Trublubug
11 months ago

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.

Nathan Bettencourt
11 months ago

Killer color combo!!..Nate

Landon
11 months ago

Thank you Bill, I was thinking that the head was solid lead or tungsten. very nice looking fly!

Bill Trublubug
11 months ago

@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.

Martsu
11 months ago

Well done Bill, just add water! ; )

Bill Trublubug
11 months ago

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.

Landon
11 months ago

Bill you must not be trying hard enough then. The rubber duckies should be biting!

Bill Trublubug
11 months ago

Good comeback @LandonP I’m having a bit of trouble finding room for a decent backcast and the rollcast isn’t much better. I think it’s more about my presentation than not trying hard enough. 😜😜😜

Landon
11 months ago

Bill have you tried putting it in rice?

Landon
11 months ago

Rice fixes everything, I once threw a dink bass in rice and it grew into a 10 pounder!

Bill Trublubug
11 months ago

Hummmm, rice you say???? Don’t know if I’ve any in the house but I do have rice noodles. Might work??

Landon
11 months ago

Rice is rice (I think)

Bill Trublubug
11 months ago

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.

Landon
11 months ago

that is indeed a good one bill 😂

Deborah
11 months ago

Looks killer!!!

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