Propeller Flies
Tied by: Bill Trublubug Southeastern PA, US
Bill Trublubug

Bill Trublubug
2 months ago

Just downsizing the previously posted Proper White Lightning from bass to trout size (2 to 6) and coloring them up.

Anyone have a color favorite? These may actually work. I’d bet on the black one at the far right of I had to guess.
I’m still enamored with the bruiser colors though ( 3rd from left). LOL

Bill Trublubug
2 months ago

I have a feeling @Tuononen will go for one of the pink ones. 😜😜😜😜

Normand Frechette
2 months ago

Pistol Pete variants

Bill Trublubug
2 months ago

@flytire Yes Normand, they are similar. Had to look up the “Pistol Pete” pattern. Didn’t realize that a propeller dressed “Woolyworm or Bugger” had been “claimed and named” as a new design. Back in the 60’s, I still did some spin fishing and made my own spinners. One of those homemade spinners incorporated either a blade on a clevis or a propeller and was a dressed up (on the in-line spinner wire) wooly worm or bugger. Never thought to name it even though I sometimes used the prop spinners on a fly rod. I’m betting you have to smile also when someone claims a “new fly design”. As you said, this one is a “variant”, but then aren’t they all variations? As a further point, I’m still tying “articulated” Game Changers and similar flies the way I did way back before anyone sold a fish spine. Just stretched a piece of backing line between two vises and tied on the materials. I’m sure you have lots of similar stories to tell yourself. I’d be glad to hear them. Thanks for the comments and a chance for me to “pontificate”. 😉😉😉

Martsu
2 months ago

What on earth,you mean Bill😜.Surely pink will work in muddy rivers,but those other's aren't not so bad too.Have to try first,and then share results.😉

Bill Trublubug
2 months ago

Just enjoy teasing a bit with a friend @M4X.Fishing

Bill Trublubug
2 months ago

Sorry @Tuononen and @M4X.Fishing X.Fishing 4X.Fishing , Typing on the cell phone was never my strong suit. I just tapped the wrong user name and ended up making a reply to @M4X.Fishing I knew I’d get a response from you Martsu. If you try this pattern in any color and it works well for you, please do share your experiences.

Martsu
2 months ago

Of course results will surely be shared my friend Bill. You don't have to be sorry, I know you fell for the play, and I didn't respond seriously myself either.😄 Often the most catchy flies or lures are those weirdest looking individuals.Tight lines and happy smile to every one😉

Michael
2 months ago

Orange is the new Black.... lol 😝 great ties

Bill Trublubug
2 months ago

@Michaeltakesthegun Yes it is, especially on my waters. Waiting for the orange materials impatiently. LOL Thanks for the compliment.

Carson Ridd
2 months ago

I would try green.

Bill Trublubug
2 months ago

As in “apple” green Carson? Some shade darker perhaps? If you let me pick a shade from the “green” family, I’d probably choose a light olive. Give me your thoughts please @C

Doug Long
2 months ago

@trublubug sweet looking, I like the bright green myself

Bill Trublubug
2 months ago

Thanks Doug. Fun to see all the differing opinions on color preference.

gordon woodward
17 days ago

@trublubug do use a strong tippet? I used one like this last week and it destroyed my tippet

Bill Trublubug
17 days ago

@troutbum19 Hi Gordon. The prop can really twist leader/tippet and ruin them as you mentioned. I add a small (size 16) barrel swivel to the end of my leader (or next to last tippet section) to prevent the twist. I like fishing light tippet on small rods and usually fish 5-7 X tippets. The small swivel impacts the cast less than adding weight to the tippet and solves the issue.

BRENT Bauer
14 days ago

Those pink would drive pink salmon coming up the river crazy

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